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Would You Marry An In-law Of Yours?

At first I thought it was no biggie then, but my views changed when a lady cautioned me that it was definitely a no-no. While certain customs may frown upon it, others endorse it, perhaps with the reason that it would strengthen the family tree (I just don't see how). So, it came as a surprise to me when I read that a former model, Christy Turlington's younger sister is married to the younger brother of her husband, literally, her brother-inlaw.

Would you endorse such a relationship? Just curious!

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************ HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD?

there are millions of people in the world!

why would you go there?

unless you have very very low self esteem... or have no limbs...

or cannot get anyone else..

why open this can of worms? your kids will be cousins? WTF!

who even knows!

and what if it doesn't work out in 10 years? you cannot even get rid f them by divorce!

DON'T DO IT!!

also a lot of family problems...

are you in a cult?

they do this in CULTS!

you want to be like a cult family with invisible walls?

you want your kids to be made fun of at school .... as the FREAK FAMILY?

you wouldn't marry your uncle if you aunt died would you?

think about it!

you not related either... its the same thing!

don't be a sucker!!!

there is a world full of people out here!

you are not a freak are you? a cult member?

DON'T DO IT PLEASE!

speaking from experience...

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Nothing wrong with it. No blood ties anywhere.

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There's nothing wrong since two of you is not from the same mother and father

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Ur brother in-law is ur brother,….sso no I wont. I think its only permitted for twins

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Me I no fit marry an in-law or out-law

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Nope@foreigner. We, Christians are not expected to be in a polygamous relationship.

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Ndipe,

Yes, my husband is a Christian but what difference does it make if he is a Muslim? The tradition applies to all religion isn't it?

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Circumstances play an important role.

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@ topic:

I dont think so.

Too much familiarity.

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As for me I would not but I am facing this problem right now as my brother-in-law has recently passed away and my husband told me that according to tradition, he is supposed to take over the wife! However, if his deceased brother's wife does not consent to it, the marriage will not happen. I am strongly against it as I do not wish to share my husband with somebody else and my husband is also unwilling to do it but it seems that the brother's wife is doing nothing and in fact, she's trying to get into my husband's family's good books!

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Foreigner, is your husband a Christian? It is amazing that the custom of a man 'marrying' his deceased's brother's wife is still around in this century. Guess the adage, "Tradition dies hard" is a suitable example to this scenario.

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Dunno if i will feel differently in another family but no way (with the family i have)

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how about twins marrying twins?

don't see nothin wrong with it.

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Nothing wrong with it,they're not blood relations.

My maternal uncle(mom's younger brother) is married to my paternal first cousin.

No kids yet but when do arrive they'll be my first cousins and second cousins at the same time.

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