Hello Doc.Nice to meet you. I’m in love with my 2nd cousin. Do u think it’s weird?? Well people who do know I love her say it’s weird and all of them tell me that I should look elsewhere and that she would never love me in return.I don’t know what to do. I love her so much, I just wish I had a chance. . .Please send me any advice you have
You aren’t weird, so tell whoever is saying this to you to button it. It’s actually normal to feel love and attraction for members of the immediate family, so why wouldn’t you also feel for your cousin.The fact that she is a second cousin poses no problem at all. If she were your first cousin, you would have more difficulty since thirty states have laws forbidding first cousins to marry.Interestingly, no countries in Europe have such prohibitions, and in the parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia marriages between cousins are considered preferable. In fact, in some parts of the world 20 to 60 percent of all marriages are between close biological relatives.So if you love your second cousin, go for it and don’t let anyone try to stop you.