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Incest Taboo

cultural norms and laws that forbid sexual intercourse between close blood relatives, such as brother and sister, father and daughter or uncle and niece

Edogamy

the practice of selecting mates from within one's group

Exogamy

the practice of selecting mates from outside of one's group

Fictive Kin

nonrelatives who are accepted as part of the family

Cohabitation

an arrangement in which two unrelated people are not married but love together and have a sexual relationship

Monogamy

one person is married exclusively to another person

Polygamy

a marriage form in which a man or woman has two or more spouses

Extended Family

a form of family which consists of parents and children, as well as other kin, such as uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews, cousins and grandparents

Boomerang Generation

young adults who move back into their parents' home after living independently for a while or who never leave it in the first place

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