(I've been married twice with no kids; as of right now, I have no idea where either spouse lives.) My cousin and her husband have gotten on all right, but a messy breakup could really drive a wedge through through the family.That, and I find it easier to envision the kind of solid, last-through-anything that I feel constitute good family relations when sexual tension between cousins and what not is removed.I thought about doing a poll with all the possibilities but then I decided that was insane. I don't really factor in genetics; the inbreeding arguments are hard to sustain empirically, and I don't have any interest in drawing phenotypal or genotypal lines.If you'd like a more detailed explaination as to why my cousin's choice squicks me out, I guess I tend to think of the (admittedly idealized) family as an unconditionally safe place where one can seek refuge from the various perils of sexual relationships, specifically breakups, which I historically haven't handled all that well.
How close is too close for your comfort--that is, so close that you'll have to end the romantic relationship? Full first cousins share a pair of grandparents (in other words, the linking parents of the FFCs were full sublings); half first cousins share only one grandparent (that is, the linking parents were half siblings.) Double first cousins are full first cousins who share all four grandparents.Let's say that you meet a person with whom you share an immediate and mutual attraction.You date long enough that both are you are willing to have sex.Mary & Delinda's other sister, Gina, had a child named Tom.Sam and I are double first cousins; we have the same four grandparents.