(Closed) Messed up story

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

She married her cousin by blood? What state did they get married in?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Does he truly love her? Is it more of a “she’s using him to get citizenship” idea? If he really loves her and she doesn’t love him then she’s not doing right by him. If it’s a citizenship marriage then it makes more sense as to why she isn’t really acknowledging it (which is what I hope it is based on their blood relation). It’s not the best situation, but it’s not uncommon.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Am I the only one who wants to know exactly which cousin? I mean, like, are they 4th or 5th cousins or something? It’d still be weird that they’re cousins, but less weird than if they were 1st or 2nd cousins. Is that something that is normal in their culture? If so, I’d probably let sleeping dogs lie, as it were. 

Still weird, though.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it’s the 1st cousin, the marriage is illegal and it not recognized in the US, so technically they could get in serious trouble if this surfaces if they get benefits from being married.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Atalanta:

I don’t think that is the case.  I have relatives who married as 1st cousins.  They got permission from the church.  That is all.  They were married legally.  A problem with close cousins marrying is that if their is a genetic issue, then they are twice as likely for something to occur medically.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

guess it depends on the state

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

May I ask about her culture?  Can you share where she’s from?  I have a friend from India who did this, as its common in their culture. 

 

I’ve also heard that those with Syrian heritage may also see this as common place, but that on I’m not certain on.  Maybe its just our western culture that sees this as unusual.  

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