Although civil marriages between first cousins are legal in Canada, some religious institutions do not support this practice.It is best to contact your specific religious institution to determine their position on the marriage of cousins.

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My best friend has recently started dating my brother.

I care for them both deeply so why am I feeling so bad about them getting together? I can’t say I disapprove for fear of losing them both.

For that reason expressing these feelings on Facebook is best avoided.

If your feelings stem more from your problems with relationships and/or confidence, counselling may be of benefit If you have real concerns that won’t go away are you able to speak to them individually or together?

"I was nervous to ask my friend if I could date his brother.

Knowing I had to tread lightly, I told him I thought his brother was attractive, and I wanted to get know him better. He said he appreciated me being upfront about it and just telling him what was going on.” —: If you’re going to go for a friend’s brother, honesty is the best policy.Petra studies sex and relationships and is The Telegraph’s agony aunt. Email your sex and relationships queries to: [email protected] Petra cannot offer individual responses or answer every single question.Please note that by submitting your question to Petra, you are giving your permission for her to use your question as the basis of her next column, published online at Wonder Women.If they go on to have a family this will be shared by people you already care for and potentially make their children even more precious to you.You can look forward to seeing how they change and grow now they are together.Ask yourself if they were describing the same relationship but with different people would you still be feeling anxious or using words like ‘disgust’?