Post # 47
This is a non-issue. I wouldn’t stress so much about it. Also, I would stop calling him your cousin when he technically really isn’t. I was expecting something much worse and if you keep referring to him as your cousin people WILL think you’re weird when it isn’t a weird situation at all. If your family set you up “romantically” then, again, this is a total non-issue and you’re making a problem over nothing.
Post # 48
If you’re not blood related, it’s okay. I can see why you might be a little freaked out just because of the implications of the word “cousin” but he’s not even technically your cousin. He’d be some sort of possible cousin twice removed nonsense. I don’t even know how those things go.
But if you love him, you love him.
Post # 49
Too close for comfort for me. If you need a disclaimer to explain you aren’t with a relative, that’s not good. With billions of people in the world, I’d choose one who wasn’t in my family by marriage or not.
Post # 50
You’re not related by blood. You’re only distantly related by marriage. If you like this guy, go for it!
I personally don’t find it weird at all. But my dad’s brother is married to my mom’s niece, so I’m no stranger to quirky family relationships.
Post # 51
@Bettyboop1234567: You’re not actually cousins by any measure I know of. My aunt-by-marriage’s nephew is not considered my cousin at all.
Post # 52
You’re fine! Don’t worry about it. I think I have a cousin who’s married to someone with a similar family tie to this. Really, it’s fine.
Post # 53
Don’t refer to him as your cousin. If you’re not blood, you’re good to go. The family might get a bit of a shock but there’s no blood there so take the risk if you want to.