Is it okay to marry a distant cousin?

on Apr 25, 2014 , 03:19 pm
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I was to get married this year but due to some reasons, it got called off. Now, my parents are talking about getting me married to a distant cousin in the family. I don’t know whether this is right or not but I find this idea of marrying my own cousin very creepy. Though I haven’t met him much in all these years, it’s only during family weddings or occasions that we got to see each other.

I am really confused what to do. My parents feel there’s nothing wrong but I have heard that if you marry someone from within the family, there are some medical complications that come at a later stage. Please advice me what should I do.
Robin Son
It is very common in South India.
on Jun 24, 2014 , 04:14 pm
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Gopiraman Alok
if possible then avoid
on May 26, 2014 , 05:14 pm
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Amit Gulhane
Hindus it may be illegal under the 1955 Hindu Marriage Act, though the specific situation is more complex. The Hindu Marriage Act makes cousin marriage illegal for Hindus with the exception of marriages permitted by regional custom
on May 26, 2014 , 03:31 pm
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Amit Gulhane
Marriages between first and second cousins account for over 20% of marriages worldwide
on May 26, 2014 , 03:29 pm
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Amit Gulhane
normally not
on May 26, 2014 , 03:18 pm
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Rajeev Ranjan
its depends on you and your family.
on Apr 28, 2014 , 05:31 pm
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Mohit Sharma
Although its not advisable to yes by any of your close friend on this decision but if family member don't oppose then its better to grab these chances.
on Apr 28, 2014 , 02:54 pm
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Javed Shaikh
absolutely you can marry.
on Apr 28, 2014 , 12:19 pm
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Manju Mk
Concern Doctor, Regarding your relationship . Bcz Prevention is better than cure.
on Apr 28, 2014 , 11:38 am
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Manik Chakravarti
If he is a long distant cousin then there wont be any medical problem. But you have to decide for youself cuz it will stick with you for the rest of your life
on Apr 28, 2014 , 06:30 am
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