I have an issue I live in the US (I am Hindu, US citizen) originally from Ahmedabad, India. Five years ago I visited India and got to meet and talk to my cousin (mother?s bother?s daughter) for the first time. I really enjoyed talking to my cousin about everything. I visited India about 3 times in 5 years and every time I went to India and talked to my cousin, we got closer and closer, still noting between us just love for my sister(cousin). Our family member say why are they so close is something going on between them. My parents talked to me about keeping my distance from her because everybody was asking him is there some thing between us. There was noting between us but the last time I visited India we got so close we kiss (I was thinking this is wrong but it felt so right). As days came near for me to go back to US I was sad but I had to go (I was think this was the last time I will see her because she might be married when I visit next time. Still noting really between us in terms of lover relationship. And that was it really and I came back to US. We talked on the phone every week than just 2 months ago see told me that my parents are talking about my marriage, she asked what should I do. Right than all of these feeling came in to me I will not see her, she will be gone. After all those thoughts I realized I really love her and can't live with out her. So I was thinking I can't be with her what will my parents and family think (also in our community it is not normal to marry cousin) when the find out about us. My parents will think it was going on between us from the began which is not true but that is how it is. Well back to our story, one day I told her what I felt and she told me she felt the same way. Now we can?t live without each other and want to be with each other and want to marry, family will never except us. Plus, it is illegal to marry first cousin in India. I can't live without her and I will not marry anybody else. We decided we want to marry each other so how we will think about it after we tell our parents. But how can I tell my parents they already dont like us being together plus society problem not for us (we dont care what other thing) but for your parents. Please give me your advice, what should I do? How to tell parents?