CAN STEP-FAMILY GET MARRIED?
I’m a 27-year-old man and I’m dating my stepmother’s younger sister who is 23 years old. I get confused about this family stuff and I want to know if it’s okay to marry her. What is right and wrong in family relationships? TM, EMAIL
This is a case of different strokes for different folks. So whatever it is you end up doing will depend on what you believe in and what your specific culture says about step-relations.
In some cultures, once you’re related by marriage to a certain individual then you can never have romantic links because you’re now one family. Other cultures don’t view step-relations as being related at all. I suggest you speak to an elder of the family and hear what they have to say about this. At the end of the day they’re the ones who have to approve.