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As an adult, are YOU on speaking terms with your siblings? Why/why not?

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    As an adult, are YOU on speaking terms with your siblings?  Why/why not?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Yes. My family has always been close, even extended family on my mother's side. We've never had a time when one of us has done something that I would consider bad to each other. The worst we ever did was gather student loans for going to college. Brittany keeps with her animals, and Jonathan focuses on his nuclear obsession. We talk on facebook all the time and see each other once a month.

  3. joanwz profile image75
    joanwzposted 5 years ago

    Yes. I'll admit we had our moments when we were growing up, being close in age and all. But as we've gotten older our life events have brought us closer in ways I'd never imagined. It's been wonderful growing up together as adults.

  4. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have three sisters and we have always been close and very supportive and for that I'm very thankful!

  5. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    No, my brother and i don;'t talk to each other often. We only contact each other if required, dad's birthday, Christmas , etc. When we were young, our sibling bond was very close, you know like best friends but when I got married, our relationship drifted apart. He had his own life and had to care for my parents because he is the only son, as for me, I have my own family and in laws to care for. My bro hated me because I couldn't take care of my parents as I used to when I was still single. So our relationship became worse until now. Sigh...

  6. Stina Caxe profile image86
    Stina Caxeposted 5 years ago

    I don't think there is anybody I am closer to than my brother and sister.

  7. nanderson500 profile image87
    nanderson500posted 5 years ago

    Yes, I'm on speaking terms with both of them. But sometimes they are not on speaking with terms with each other. It's complicated.

  8. profile image0
    Deepes Mindposted 5 years ago

    I am on speaking terms with one of my brothers. The other, not so much. The age difference is pretty sizable and as such i was not able to establish a close relationship with my oldest prother

  9. Ace So Awesome profile image59
    Ace So Awesomeposted 5 years ago

    Yes!  I truly enjoy speaking with my siblings on a regular basis.  It's cool that we were able to grow up together in the same home, venture out into the world and still remain in touch.  Our relationship has evolved and developed just as we have ventured into adulthood.  I love my siblings and I'm glad they're a part of my life!

  10. Cas Merchant profile image61
    Cas Merchantposted 5 years ago

    I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers (one brother deceased). I am close to all in my family except one of my sisters, who, after years of pettiness and feuds, is no longer in my life. I'm probably going to get a lot of sh1t for this, but I'm not missing her one bit. I've long thought that if she weren't my sister, I would NOT want her in my circle of friends. I don't like who she is on the inside and my life is calmer, and less stressed out without her in it. I almost feel bad for her, because I see a stranger who doesn't even like herself, and being blood related doesnt change any of that. There are just some people that will never be happy until everyone else is miserable. I've had enough misery. I want only good people in my life today...related or not.

  11. jlpark profile image86
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    Being one of many - yes, we are.

    But do we talk often? No.  Due to distance, and other things, we talk more in times of family get togethers, a wedding, funeral, birthday, or crisis. We are spread about the country, and there are two in Australia.

    Funnily enough, for me there is only one full sibling - my little sister, and the rest are stepsisters who've been in our lives so long they're just sisters now...and we all get on! 7 girls!