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!