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I just found out my parents are 3rd or 4th cousins :/
by Anonymous
October 11, 2012 at 8:40 AM
They just found out too. But they don't think its a big deal. They say its far enough back that they don't consider themselves related. But it kind of freaked me out. I told them I don't wanna hear or speak of it again.

I want to forget about it.. I am too ashamed to tell anyone, even my husband. But I have to live with it and accept it. What am I gonna do, kill myself?

Am I overreacting?


  • Piskie
    by Piskie
    October 11, 2012 at 8:42 AM
    Yes, you're over reacting.

    Everyones related some way or another.... There's no generic problems that far apart
  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    October 11, 2012 at 8:42 AM
    How long have they been together and how did they just find out?
  • beingme75
    October 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM
    I think u r overreacting only bc they didn't know either. It would be different if they knew and proceeded anyways.
  • Nicoleb9
    October 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM
    Just keep it to yourself and move on. It's not like you can do anything to change it.
  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    October 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    3rd of 4th cousins share very little dna. yes they come from the same genetic tree but thats all. I think you're overreacting a little

  • mhaney03
    October 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM
    My parents are 3rd cousins 1x removed.... Or something like that. Big deal.
  • tifferie
    October 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM
    Legally they can get married. My grandparents were step siblings but not raised together.
  • Grumpylilpixy
    October 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    I would be ashamed to and I would keep that one to myself. LOL

  • Aislinn
    by Aislinn
    October 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM

     LMAO You are soooooo overreacting, it is not even funny. Chill pill, Mama. It is no big deal. Most of us whose families have been in one area for a long time have some relatives married to relatives. It happens! Hell, in 34 states, it is legal to marry your first cousin! lol 

  • surromama
    October 11, 2012 at 8:45 AM
    Yes, you are overreacting. That's pretty distant. I bet that happens a lot more than we know.

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