Black Relationships : BUT WHY?

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  1. oldiesman

    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    something i've been thinking about for awhile and maybe some of you have wondered about it too,now i know that when you get married you marry into your[husband's-wife's]family got that but the term[mother-father-sister-brother in law]it just sounds um what's the word i'm looking for[incestuos]i know how that sounds but,shouldn't there be another way do address your spouses relatives?[don't everybody jump on me at once,haha]i mean i'm just wondering.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Good question ,I too wondered the same thing , when we say my in-laws well to me
    sometime make me feel like , well it's kinda hard to express but i'll come up with the
    right words ......maybe i can get some insight from other members to this question
     
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    Brother OldiesMan ... i never thought incestious thoughts, when referring to those who have married into the Family ... but i have thought that it doesn't sound right ... as though it makes too great a separation ... when in fact ... those are my Sisters and Brothers now.

    I think "Sister-in-Law" ... "Brother-in-Law" ... is too far removed for such a close Family Member.

    I prefer referring to them as Sister and Brother ... like i do the siblings they married.

    Great Topic.

    :heart:

    Destee