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mavisbramston
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Brothers and sisters

Post by mavisbramston » 24 Aug 2017, 09:19

Not sure where to post this. I might be in the wrong catergory.
Any way here goes. As an only child I was lucky. I had two wonderful parents and plenty of friends but there have been times I regreted not having a brother and sister.
I am so upset that many of my friends no longer talk to their brothers and or sisters.
That might sound odd to some of you who are lucky to have a life bond but I see it all the time.
Kiss and make up. Life is too short. You do not know how lucky you are. Its so easy to say sorry but it takes courage and dignity to accept an appology.
Please remember you have something hundreds like me never had and you are blessed

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Post by kfchugo » 24 Aug 2017, 13:49

It cuts both ways Mavis _ I dont think you realise how lucky YOU are - not all family members are people we can like, much less love. I have a brother I have not seen or heard from since 1970 - dont even know if he is still alive. He fell out with the rest of the family, as usual, over money - my fathers estate. He had always been troublesome and the "black sheep" and despite all evidence to the contrary, he decided we had gypped him out of his share of dad's estate. Family can certainly be a treasure in our lives, but some are simply liabilities.

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Post by Perrorist » 24 Aug 2017, 15:07

One of my brothers fell out with me over something or other back in '69 and we haven't spoken since, at his insistence. My other brother I see or hear little of, though we're still on speaking terms. I have no sisters. Hugo's right, you're luckier than you realise. I was happy never seeing any of my family. Friends you can choose, but family is foisted on you.

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Post by terra » 24 Aug 2017, 16:31

.... and I have three brothers and one sister.

I haven't seen them for years. My elder brother died eleven years ago and at his funeral, I met up with the other two brothers and one sister. Prior to the funeral, I hadn't seen or spoke to any of them for about twenty years.
I did try sending Christmas cards for quite a few years but only one of them bothered with a reply card. In the cards that I sent, I wrote asking questions such as "how's your health" and "here's my email address, please get in touch but nothing ever eventuated and my questions remained unanswered.
After flogging a dead horse for many years, I simply stopped thinking about them after that uneasy get together at my brothers funeral eleven years ago. I no longer think about them nor do I care.

It's not just me..... they don't even talk to each other.

I feel jealous sometimes when I socialise with some of my mates and I see that they have siblings that care about each other.
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Post by Dreamweaver » 24 Aug 2017, 18:02

Mavis, the very fact that you don't have any leads you to imagine the grass on the other side of the fence is nice and green, or would be if we looked after it. Sorry. Not so. I know there are some siblings who apparently stay close, but often there's a dominance there. Each needs to develop individually.
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Re: Brothers and sisters

Post by mavisbramston » 27 Aug 2017, 09:36

Wow thank you dear silver chums. I never quite saw it that way. Not ever having a brother or sister I couldnt.
Gee I love this site.
I think this belonged in the affairs for body and soul. Sorry.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 27 Aug 2017, 11:03

It's often very difficult to pick a category, so many subjects are inter-related. Also the original intention sometimes fades, develops in a different way. The site has a life of its own! :lol:
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