Hi MizzB, I AM a 26-year-old man and I have a question to ask you.

I used to date my uncles’ daughter in my teenage years and we eventually broke up because the relationship fell apart.

I now feel that I am ready to settle down and I met the woman whom I love.

The only problem is that she is my cousin from my father’s side of the family.

Is it right for me to ask her to marry me?

Hey Man

Dating a member of your family can be complicated both socially and genetically.

Being honest about your feelings and give your cousin the opportunity to express her feelings.

It is important to get your family elders involved in this matter as they have the cultural know how on how your family specifically deals with such matters.

This situation has the potential to hurt a lot of people so proceed with caution.