What Are We?

A friend’s daughter is married to my daughter-in-law’s brother.  We think of ourselves as sort-of-related. But how?

We certainly aren’t cousins, even several times removed.

We don’t share history, blood types or genes.

We have no lineage crossings.

On the other hand, we share a unique sense of connection.

We’re clearly part of an extended family.

We have a kinship, so to speak.

So, what are we?  

Is there a label for the likes of us?   

Yes, there is and I know just exactly what it is.

We’re friends with benefits!