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Can You Marry Your Third Cousin?

What would you do if you discover you're about to marry your third cousin? Go ahead with your plans or put a full stop?

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you said it all. Thanks

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I feel u.

Like u said, when it is known.

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Femi, the poster knows otherwise he wouldn't have mentioned it. Why would anyone marry from their lineage? I mean, known relatives.

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Posting this does not necessarily mean the poster is practising but need to know more or enlighten others too.

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Thanks for that explanation, that was beautifully put.

I think the 3rd Cousin thing is kinda far jare, but chances are, i wont marry such sha . . . . but chances are it do happen, take someone like me that hardly get together with family stuff, cos i am not around them and i dont really have time, how do i know that a lady i dated wasn't 3rd or 4th cousin, but will just make sure it was not done intentionally.

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If we bumped into each other in a far away place from home and neither of us knew we were third cousins.

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Are you joking? Please don't tell me you're "open-minded".

Poster, get a grip!

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http://www.cousincouples.com/?page=facts

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i will like to know more too

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Is it an abomination to marry your fourth cousin? I know that first and second are definitely frowned upon in most societies, but I'd like to know if that is also outlawed in the society.

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what is 3rd cousin anyways?

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poster move on, SAY NO TO Inbreeding!

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3rd Cousin? That one hard oh.

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Why is this even a subject of debate. . .

It is a NO NO!

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you should absolutely not marry ur cousin 3rd,5th or otherwise,its wrong as long as there is blood involved.DO NOT DO IT.

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I don't think there is anything wrong with marrying your cousin though I would not do it. I just will not judge anyone who does it. There is so much more in life to Dam about

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Marrying ur third cousin? I depends on your religion & what part of the country you come from.

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I believe in up holding tradition,so from the part i come from you aren't suppose to get married to your third cousin's expect it get to the fifth,so i would forget about getting married to my thrid cousin.

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@Poster,

Nigerians don't ask this type of question. We have laws,tradition and taboos. And this, is definitely a taboo. Cousin,distant cousin - they're all the same. Don't neglect tradition.

Its who we are.

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