Are you a good brother?

  • 1AlanZSky

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    May 02, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    To your sister? Or brothers? All I can do is to do the best I can and be there for them, but how important is family? Brothers and sisters. Do you give them advice on stuff? It doesn't matter that you like guys and if your brother is straight, how does that affect your relationship? Does your straight sister change the way she views you? My relationship with my sister is excellent. When I told her I was gay she cried. I told her initially I was bisexual and she said I was either gay or straight, but she knows and she is fine with it.

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    May 02, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    I detest my brother.
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    May 02, 2014 10:41 PM GMT
    My relationship with my siblings is okay, but with my older brother, it's kind of complicated.
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    May 02, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    xavier92 saidI detest my brother.


    Sorry to say, yup.

  • May 02, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
    I have 5 brothers. We are all 2 yrs. apart. 2 of us are gay, 1 is bi. and 2 are straight. When my husband of 36 yrs. passed away my brothers gathered around and helped me get through the absolute devastation and grief losing him put me into.

    It nearly did me in. One of them, along with friends stayed with me 24/7 to make sure I wouldn't try something stupid, which I admit I considered. We are all very close and look out for each other.
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    May 03, 2014 12:21 AM GMT
    xavier92 saidI detest my brother.


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    May 03, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    Oh I forgot the question (see what smoking pot does to you). I have 5 siblings. I love them all except 1. A shedevil who is evil.
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    May 03, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    I am closer to my sister than my brother. He married a woman who hates our family so thoroughly that I've seen very little of her (and them) over the years.
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    May 03, 2014 12:34 AM GMT
    Our family was always very close. Everyone there for holidays, birthdays etc. The last two years have been rough. People not talking and the distance getting more distant. I guess that's the result of having a big family.

    I personally try to stay away from all the crazy mother fuckers. Geez icon_lol.gif
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    May 03, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    Interesting topic. I have only known my 1 full sister and 2 half sisters for about 12 yrs. My full sister and I had a real bond in the beginning, however when I 'came out' she was not happy and therefore I have not spoken to her or my 2 other sisters for a number of years. To say it is a complicated storey is an understatement. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 03, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    I shared a room with my twin sister all my youth until I emancipated from my parents at 16. About five years ago, she moved in with me and has been living with me ever since. She pays rent and a portion of the bills, and when she loses her job (which happens occasionally) I cover her until she finds another.

    We've always been very close. Sometimes we curl up on the couch and watch a movie or whatever, go hiking together, etc. We give each other advice, I vett the people she dates for her (granted, she rarely listens, but that's what happens when you have a prevalence for a certan 'type', yeah?) My sister is bi, tho. And leans more towards dating women, usually.
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    May 03, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
    I know my siblings care for me. Hell I live with my brother...

    However the only thing that isn't a topic of conversation is my sexuality.They tend to ignore that fact. So far I'm ok with it...And besides I rather introduce a future bf if I know something good is coming from it.
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    May 03, 2014 2:18 AM GMT
    I am always for them, and they help me. My two younger bros doesnt like the fact im gay, and hate anything gay related. My little sis its neutral with it. I bother them, like any older bro, but always share my food or drinks with them. If my parents cant support them economically, i would give them support. In spite i get in disagree with my youngest bro, i always cared for him, in school and in home. Even if they hate me of being gay, who i am for leaving them behind?
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    May 03, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
    I have 4 brothers and no sisters. I was close to all my brothers my entire life and after I came out the two I spent most of the time with never spoke to me again. It's been 6 years and I've written them off as people I don't need in my life. My other two brothers have been very supportive.

    In the words of my ex-wife, 'just remember, those that really love you are right here with you'.
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    May 03, 2014 2:32 AM GMT
    I have one older brother (just 14 months..) and we're close. Sometimes he likes to tease me and I poke fun at his belly, since he used to be a hottie/jock when he was younger. Married straight men, tend to age differently than most gay men that take care of their health.
    As adults we're even closer that when we were kids.
    Pretty sure, he and his wife would say I'm a great brother to have.
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    May 03, 2014 4:59 PM GMT
    We for sure are great mates and always support each others emotionally when the need arise .
  • 1AlanZSky

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    May 06, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    neffa saidWe for sure are great mates and always support each others emotionally when the need arise .


    Exactly. Good stuff!
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    May 06, 2014 10:09 PM GMT
    Yes, although I have a half brother who's a nice guy but his wife is very unpleasant. She's very good at molding him to her ways, even to the foods he likes and dislikes.

    Remember the old saying, "You can choose your friends, but not your family."
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    May 06, 2014 10:15 PM GMT
    I have an older brother and younger sister and younger brother. The guys are straight but my sister is a lesbian. I rarely talk or see any of them. We just have different lives. They all live in Atlanta which I hate going back to. It's kind of sad but I have my chosen brothers who are major parts of my life to fill the void.
  • SENCGuy1

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    May 06, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
    My sister and I have a good relationship. My cousins and I do too...well most of them.
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    May 07, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    My brothers love me ..... I avoid them.
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    May 07, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    have good/decent relationships w/ both my bros.
    I'm the middle so I have an older and a younger bro.

    Older bro is more distant and more wrapped up in his own life, wife, kids, working, etc.

    My younger bro and I are much closer. Talk to both of them at least every week or two even tho we all live in different states.

    I think I'm a good bro. I also think im the favorite with my parents. but thats just me thinking that, my parents would never actually say that. But i'll be the one who eventually makes sures things are in order as they age and get older, i just know it. Sometimes, I think my older bro is an idiot. Like this big, oafy dumbass who just steps in shit and somehow comes out smelling like a rose.

    My younger bro doesn't exactly seem to think of anyone but himself, however he differs than my older bro in he's quick and smart and quick-witted, however completely self-absorbed....prob why I get on with him better. We have more in common, but again I make it a point to keep both of them in my life. They accept me for me and I accept them for them. Easy peasy.

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    May 07, 2014 3:57 AM GMT
    Import saidMy younger bro doesn't exactly seem to think of anyone but himself, however he differs than my older bro in he's quick and smart and quick-witted, however completely self-absorbed....prob why I get on with him better.

    So let me understand this, he's more vain than you?
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    May 07, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    AlanZSky saidTo your sister? Or brothers? All I can do is to do the best I can and be there for them, but how important is family? Brothers and sisters. Do you give them advice on stuff? It doesn't matter that you like guys and if your brother is straight, how does that affect your relationship? Does your straight sister change the way she views you? My relationship with my sister is excellent. When I told her I was gay she cried. I told her initially I was bisexual and she said I was either gay or straight, but she knows and she is fine with it.

    Are there other threads like this, by the way? If there is, let me know and I will delete this one.


    Well, there was that incest thread a few months ago, but that was a little different. icon_neutral.gif
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    May 07, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    My brother and sisters are all much older than me. My closest sibling is still 12 years older than me, so they're more like aunts and uncles to me.