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Old 08-15-2014, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Would you say that you had a closer relationship with your own siblings than your kids have with eachother?
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:05 AM
 
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OP,

I must admit my fondness of your question. Never thought of consciously. Afford time to gather thoughts.

I would think many to believe they produced a meaningful relationship with siblings more so their offspring. However I feel several variables come into play I.e. environmental stimulation, family dynamic, culture, and parental ordinance.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:07 AM
 
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Since I don't have kids, I can only answer on account of my brother and I as compared to my mom and my uncles, and no.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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My kids are much closer and have a much stronger bond then I had with my siblings. I am very happy about that as I always wanted that type of relationship with mine. They are still kids, hopefully it will last into adulthood.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I never was close to my younger brother, he was always spoiled growing up and it turned him into an insufferable jerk knowing our parents would always defend him. As adults he continued with his attitudes making himself hard to get along with which is why he is on his third marriage.

My wife and I only had one daughter so that part of the question can't be answered.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I don't have children, but I do have a twin brother who I am very close to. I think we were much closer to each other than our friends were with their sibs. We practically did everything together until we were 20 and still talk on the phone at least 3 or 4 times a week.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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My relationships with my siblings have been quite a journey.

I was closest to my brother closest to me in age as a kid, then in my teens anad twenties I was closest to my oldest sisters, after that my second oldest sister.

There have also been times that we weren't talking and that could be some or all of us! Right now we are all in contact, and that is how I like it.

My children are probably closer to one another than my siblings and I were.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Very close with my siblings growing up and still that way today. My boys are ok with each other but seem not quite as close as we were.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Gotham
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I have a decent enough relationship with my sisters. My mother and uncle on the other hand haven't spoken in over a decade.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I feel like circumstances caused my closeness with my two younger sisters, older brother and sister and I.
Living in an unstable home caused us to rely on eachother more.

I asked because my daughter is protective of my son when need be but it's obviously different from myself.

I think closeness boils down to when you need eachother the most, which is usually during adulthood.
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