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#1 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

I have a brother and we are not close and never have been. It is most likely a personality thing as we are complete opposites. He is awesome and a nice person, we just have nothing in common. I always wanted a sister but it never happened.

To be honest I don't know any siblings that are of the opposite sex and are close.

Do you know any close pigeon pairs/siblings of the opposite sex as kids and/or as adults?

#2 MrsLexiK

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

My DH and his older sister are very close.  She ended up marrying his best mate.

#3 BadCat

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

My kids are 22 months apart and are great friends.  Even now at 14 and 12 they get along briliiantly most of the time.  I can well imagine them being good friends when they are adults as they are very much alike.  Although I do expect it to get a bit rockier over the next few years.  laughing2.gif


#4 MintyBiscuit

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

I have a few friends with very close brother/sister relationships. One of them has a sister who she can barely stand (and the feeling is mutual) but two brothers she adores.

I have three sisters, and DH has two brothers. I'm closer to one of his brothers than I am to my sisters. I don't think gender decides it as much as personality does.

#5 Who is me

Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

My niece and nephew. They are 16 months apart, and adore each other. One is 10, the other 12, so I hope it lasts. They are currently best friends, and happily hang out with each other all the time.

#6 CallMeFeral

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

I think it's a personality thing.

My kids are currently VERY close and get on very well - but they are only 3 and 4 so I don't know how long it will last.
I was very close to my brother probably till he finished uni - I've lost a bit of respect for him over the years because of the way he is living his life, and I wouldn't say we're close anymore, because whenever he spouts an opinion on anything I feel like "sort out your own life first mate, then comment on others..."

DH is close to both his sisters, but probably not as close as they are to eachother. That said, they also have vicious fights with each other, which he doesn't have with either.

My dad is closer to his sister than any of his 4 brothers, by a very long margin.

I don't think gender really plays a part at all.

#7 MARsmum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

My DD2 and DS are 23 months apart and the best of friends. They can play happily all day together! They are nearly 3 and 5. Hopefully it will continue!

#8 la di dah

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

My brother and I are incredibly close. We have always gotten along well, I loved him from the minute I saw him and our relationship's evolved and changed over time but never not gotten long. When he was a teenager things switched from me being protective of him to him being protective of me. And now we're sort of easy-going and equal and I still feel a bit "my baby" about him.

My childhood BF and her older brother are also very close. They live together now and her brother is helping parent her child. I grew up friends w/ both of them.

#9 AnnBB

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

My DH and SIL are very close. There is a 3 yr gap. They always have been close. They/ we have the same friends and socialise together a lot.

#10 Kay1

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

My niece and nephew are 10 and 13 and have always got along wonderfully.

My brother and I did not and do not although we are fine now that we no longer have to live together.

#11 librablonde

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

There's 3.5 yrs between my little brother and I and we're very close. As kids we were always fighting but became best friends as adults.

My younger kids (aged 6, 4.5, and 2 DS's aged 3) are all each other's best friend. I think it just depends on personalities and whether or not your parents encouraged siblings to be close or not when growing up. My mum was very keen on my brother and I being close and it ended up that we are.

#12 baddmammajamma

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

My brother and I (20 months apart -- he is older) were best mates when we were little -- and then from his age of about 10 -21, we weren't. I put effort in, but my brother thought I was the pesky little sister.

Something magical happened after he graduated from uni -- he took a year off and came to Sydney (from the U.S.) to work. When he returned home, all of his wonderful qualities remained, but they were joined with a maturity and appreciation for his amazing family (including his awesome lil' sis).

We have been close as close can be ever since. We are now in our mid-40s, and both of us would say that we adore the other. I can't imagine my life without my brother closely in it, even though we are on opposite sides of the Pacific!

#13 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

I don't have siblings, but XP has 4 sisters and 2 brothers and he keeps in much closer contact with his sisters.


#14 pinkcupcakes

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

i think its more to do with personality rather than age gaps.
eg i have a bro who is 8 years older than me. growing up we diodnt get along but nowe that we are both adults and have some things in common, we get along pretty well. younger bro is 10 y younger and he's... odd. we get along ok and perhaps when he's older things might get better. we don't not get along though.

my dd and ds are 3 years apart and already they seem really close... we'll see how its going when ds is following dd everywhere and wrecking her things etc... rolleyes.gif

#15 PixieVee

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

My brother and I while not a pigeon pair technically (we have two much older brothers who we didn't grow up with as such) get along very very well. I consider him one of my best friends and he is going to be in my bridal party (not on the grooms side) at my wedding in October.

#16 Zephie Chugger

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

We have friends Sister/Brother who share a flat together, both early 30's they don't have any other siblings.


#17 Futureself

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

My DH is closer to his sister than his two brothers - it's definitely a personality thing.
My step brother and step sister get on really well and are good friends. They're both in their 20s now and still have that close bond.
I only have sisters but are close to both. I've often thought that even if my younger sister in particular was a male, as long as he still had her personality, we would still get on just as well as we' just 'get' each other and always have.

#18 PigNewton

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

My twin brothers were born 5 days before my second birthday. I think it was pretty hard on me as a small child because I was left to my own devices a lot, but once we got older we got along really well, and I'd actually class my brothers as my best friends next to DH. We went to movies together and live gigs and just were really happy to be in each other's company. They introduced me to Star Trek and graphic novels, I got them into They Might be Giants and DAAS. There is a shared history and sense of humour that we have that no-one else can understand, and I'm so happy to have them.

DH on the other hand, had two brothers (one died in a car accident) and they don't get along particularly well.

#19 amabanana

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

My brother is 3 years younger than me and other than DH he is probably the person I am closest with in this world.  He's ace.  We even lived together before we both married.
Now our spouses have joined our dorks only club.  It was a bit sad when there were only two members. laughing2.gif

#20 Starrydawn

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

It really will just end up being a personality thing.

My brother is 3 years younger and we get on famously. I love hanging out with him. My sister is the same we are all close.
There were times in our lives we drifted away from each other for periods of time but we are all close.

Other people intensely dislike their siblings. You can't predict how it will turn out.

Edited by Chedasha, 13 February 2013 - 03:47 PM.


#21 Ice Queen

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

My older brother and I are only 18mo apart and have always got along brilliantly.  Lived together at times in our 20's, travelled around Europe together, caught up overseas many times despite both being in different countries.  Sadly he married a moron and I dont see as much of him as his wife drives me to drink.  Kinda miss him  sad.gif .  My Dh really likes him too and they get along like a house on fire, but he also cant stand SIL.

My other brother is 3 years younger and we get along fine but we just dont have as much in common.  Hard to explain but he has always irritated me as only a little brother can.  Still does!  He has a much nicer wife thankfully who I get along really well with.  Funnily enough my DH struggles a bit with this brother too, he likes him but will never be good mates with him like he is with my older brother.

Edited by Ehill, 13 February 2013 - 03:56 PM.


#22 Bluemakede

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

I'm close with one of my brothers, we're not close in age though (7 years difference). I think it's just part of our personalities that allow us to get along so well, though there are things he does/says that make me want to punch him. I get along ok with my other brother as well, just not as closely (more due to issues caused by his wife).

One of my sisters has 2 children, girl and boy, 16 & 13, who are also very close, and are quite happy to hang out with one another. The girl (16 yr old) also mothers him a bit, the boy will follow instructions from her most of the time with no issues at all.

#23 B0612

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

There's only 12 months between my brother and I. People would always think we were twins as we were/are so close and look alike. There is even a photo of he and I in a drawer (he used to pick me up and put me in there and then sit with me) which my mum always brings out for people to see. Even now as adults we are very close, live 5 minutes away from each other and see each other every weekend basically. He and DH also work together and my brothers fiance and I are great friends also, their son and DS are also 6 weeks apart! Brother and I bicker constantly but it's more for fun and I love the close bond we have and how our lives are running side by side.

#24 Ianthe

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

My brother the closest in age to me and I used to play together all the time as kids. I am 19 months older than him. We get along as adults but now I have more in common and I'm closer to my brother who is six years younger than me.

I think it is very much a personality thing.

#25 Mpjp is feral

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

I work with several men in their 50's who have large adult families - who seem what I classify ass 'highly siccessful'. Successful in that all their kids seem to get on brilliantly and actually choose to spend large quantities of time together.

The other evening at dinner I asked them what they put it down to - was their anything they did to foster these positive relationships?

They all answered that they thought it came down to the personalities of those involved. Shared interests, values, and ways of interacting. Or just pure blind luck!!!

I hope my kids end up friends - although I can see one maybe having issues (or others having issues with her) because of her personality, unfortunately sad.gif




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