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Old 05-19-2013, 09:44 AM
Location: Planet Earth
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Originally Posted by luckygirl15 View Post
I'm just wondering if I am in the minority here.

I have 3 siblings - 1 older brother, 1 older sister and 1 younger brother.

I "get along" with them but for the most part, I am not close to any of them. My older brother and I barely speek unless we have to.

My sister is very different from me. She doesn't "get" me and constantly puts be down. Although, she doesn't put me down so much now b/c I hardly speak to her. If she does put me down, sometimes it's passive agressive and I don't realize it until later that evening when I'm home alone.

My younger brother's wife is very secretive so he can't say much to me or else his wife will get mad at him.

My point is, i hear of people who love their brothers and sisters and are so close, but I don't feel like that at all.

These are people who if they weren't related to me, I probably wouldn't be friends with them.

Am I alone in this? Are you close to your brothers/sisters?

Especially if you're a female, are you close to your sister?

If you're a male are you close to your brothers?
No. My brother is "better" than most everyone, so I avoid his company.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:48 AM
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I am not very close to my younger brother, I would be if given the chance, but he has his own life and invitations for get togethers are turned down constantly.
It's also difficult to talk to him due to his constant telling of "tall tales" etc. Blargh.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:46 PM
Location: San Francisco
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Not particularly.

I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I talk to one of my brothers once or twice a week, the others I might communicate with via email a few times per year, and usually in reference to something like "What are you getting Dad for Christmas?" If we weren't related, I probably wouldn't ever talk to most of them.

My siblings and I might share DNA, but that's about all we have in common. We don't have many of the same interests, hobbies, we don't have any friends in common, and our lives have taken fairly divergent paths.

The few times when we all wind up in the same place, like weddings, are often awkward and painful. We just don't have anything much to talk about.
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