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    • yes, i'd want to know! -- Votes: 13
    • no, i'd be happier not knowing -- Votes: 25
    • other -- Votes: 3
Would you want to know? susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
25th Jul

I'm watching something on tv where this married couple finds out they are siblings.



I've thought about it before and I'm just curious how others feel. If you were married, lets say you had been married for years. You love the person, have kids together (or are planning to), etc, etc, etc.... But what if it turned out you were related? Not necessarily brother and sister, but cousins or something. Would you want to know, or do you feel that ignorance is bliss?

Squiggly Spooch TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
25th Jul

At this point ignorance is bliss.




My husbands cousins had that happen to them.
Heh.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
25th Jul

Depends on two things. One, do we have/want kids who would need testing and could possibly have priblems. Two, do I have money for therapy and how is my mental state. This is a hard one. Lose/lose.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 26153 posts
status 25th Jul
Quoting susanesque:" I'm watching something on tv where this married couple finds out they are siblings. I've thought about ... [snip!] ... Not necessarily brother and sister, but cousins or something. Would you want to know, or do you feel that ignorance is bliss?"


I wouldn't want to know.

Sugarhiccup LLC ; 5 kids; Lahaina, Hawaii 2825 posts
25th Jul

I'd want to know the thought just makes me shudder and I've been with my husband for almost 11 years.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11952 posts
25th Jul

Honestly I don't think I would care one way or another. It wouldn't change anything. Not for me an way.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
25th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squiggly Spooch:</b>" At this point ignorance is bliss. My husbands cousins had that happen to them. Heh."</blockquote>




How does that even happen?



I wouldn't want to know

Serial Mom ✄ 18 kids; Michigan 2690 posts
25th Jul

I don't think I'd want to know. If our kids were healthy and we were happy, what would the harm really be? It would be so traumatizing and probably ruin our lives.

Squiggly Spooch TTC since Nov 2010; 1 child; California 3559 posts
25th Jul
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squiggly Spooch:</b>" At this point ignorance is bliss. My ... [snip!] ... My husbands cousins had that happen to them. Heh."</blockquote> How does that even happen? I wouldn't want to know"


They are into the same things and then they each had a family function to go to one day and ran into each other.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
25th Jul

After a bunch of years and healthy kids? Meh. Don't tell me. But seriously, how many years could go by where the family tree wouldn't come up?

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
25th Jul

<blockquote><b>Quoting Serial Mom ✄:</b>" I don't think I'd want to know. If our kids were healthy and we were happy, what would the harm really be? It would be so traumatizing and probably ruin our lives."</blockquote>




I love your avi! She is adorable!

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1733 posts
25th Jul

I wouldn't want to know. It might ruin the relationship . That said, if it were brother and sister i would only want to know because the children could come out mentally retarded. Im from a small town and my paternal grandfather apparently impregnated a woman three times because her husband was infertile. Its always been a hush hush thing in my family because he chested on my grandmother so i have no idea who the woman is, just that she exists. So apparently, I've got quite a few cousins that i have no idea about.....errrrr.....good thing my SO is from another county! : )

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
25th Jul

First generation incest doesn't really cause birth defects or mental issues. Continued inbreeding does things like that. Just throwing that out there.




I'd want to know, because I'd think it was pretty damn funny. I'd be a little icked out for a bit, but then I'd go back to my daily life and we'd tease each other about it.
But given that my BF is 3/4 Cherokee, and I most definitely am not [pale as powdered sugar], I don't think I'd have that issue. :lol: