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Man Forces His GF Out Of His Home After She Makes His Little Brother Cry And Dumps Her
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Man Forces His GF Out Of His Home After She Makes His Little Brother Cry And Dumps Her

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Siblings: you can’t live with ‘em, you can’t live without ‘em. Brothers and sisters have complicated relationships in many families. They might push each other around and tease one another endlessly, but they’ll quickly turn into bold bodyguards if they find out anyone else is picking on their siblings. That’s a right only reserved for family.

And as rare as it may be to see two siblings being outwardly affectionate, these moments can be extremely heartwarming. That is, unless someone finds their behavior to be unsettling. Below, you’ll find a story that one man shared on Reddit detailing how his close relationship with his brother caused a rift between him and his girlfriend, as well as a conversation with Amy Morrison, Founder of Pregnant Chicken.

This man and his brother have become incredibly close since their parents passed

Image credits: Zinkevych_D (not the actual image)

But when his girlfriend found the siblings sleeping on the same couch, she blew up at them

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Image credits: Prostock-studio (not the actual image)

Later, the man shared an update on his relationship status

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“These brothers sound like they have a close, special bond that they prioritize”

For most of us, our siblings are our first friends in life. They’re always there to push us down on the playground, teach us how to steal cookies from the pantry without getting caught, start fights with us in the backseat during road trips and show us how to play games that we’ll try our entire lives to beat them at. Sibling relationships can be complicated, messy and tumultuous, but they can also be incredibly loving.

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As a kid, my brothers and I went through many phases of being close and then growing apart for a while. Our relationships ebbed and flowed based on many factors, but as adults, we’ve become very close. Unfortunately, none of us live in the same place anymore, so we only get to reunite once or twice a year. But I’m so thankful to have these built-in best friends that I know I can rely on whenever I need support or want to have a good time.

To learn more about the complicated nature of sibling dynamics, we reached out to parenting expert and Founder of Pregnant Chicken, Amy Morrison. “I think a close relationship with a sibling is incredibly special because it’s not a given that everyone will be close with their siblings,” Amy shared. “Siblings have a unique bond because they’ve often walked the same path, so they have an understanding of the life their brothers and sisters have led.”

But Amy believes that it’s not necessary to actually have brothers and sisters of your own to understand the sibling relationship. “Even if you have siblings, relationships can vary wildly from super close to no contact at all, so all you need is empathy and acceptance to understand the dynamics in other families,” she told Bored Panda.

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We were also curious what the expert thought of this particular situation. “These brothers sound like they have a close, special bond that they prioritize. They don’t need any other advice other than to keep it up,” Amy shared.

Having close relationships with your brothers and sisters can have a positive impact on your entire life

It’s estimated that about 80% of people in the United States grow up with siblings, so the vast majority of us know the struggle of competing for attention, snacks and the passenger seat in Mom or Dad’s car. And apparently, having a close relationship with your brothers and sisters can lead to living a healthier and happier life overall.

CNN reports that a Harvard study that began in 1937 found that 93% of men who claimed to be close to a sibling in their youth were doing well medically, financially, physically and psychologically at the age of 65. At the same time, a 2007 study found that having difficult relationships with siblings in childhood has been linked to major depression in adults.     

And in 2012, a Dutch study reported that adults who had endured substantial life challenges such as divorce, addiction, financial issues and mental health problems often had a history of tumultuous or strained relationships with their brothers and sisters. While it’s not easy to pinpoint exactly why this happens, it’s clear that having a solid relationship with your closest relatives can be beneficial in all aspects of life. 

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Sibling relationships are often multifaceted

According to Psychology Today, growing up in a household with siblings affects a child’s social skills, levels of empathy, how agreeable a kid may be and more. Plus, there are certain traits that often are attributed based on birth order. For example, eldest siblings tend to be high achievers, while middle children are often peacemakers. And youngest siblings are frequently babied by their parents, which can impact their personalities. 

It’s also perfectly normal for siblings to have a healthy amount of rivalry between one another, which might manifest as anything from harsh words to physical fighting. I’m not proud of it, but I definitely slammed my younger brother’s fingers in a door once when we were kids. (He’s fine.) But there’s something about these conflicts that can bring siblings closer together once they’re resolved. The amount of love brothers and sisters have for each other is often extremely powerful.

Unfortunately, not all sibling relationships last forever. And some end up being estranged or with minimal contact due to familial issues. But for many, the friendships they’ve forged with their brothers and sisters are some of the closest relationships they’ll ever have. We would love to hear your thoughts on this situation in the comments below, pandas. Then, if you’re interested in checking out another Bored Panda piece discussing family drama, look no further than right here!      

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The brother also clarified some details about the situation

Many readers assured him that he had done nothing wrong by looking out for his brother

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Others, however, thought that the whole situation was bizarre

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And some believed that both the brother and his girlfriend reacted poorly

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Adelaide Ross

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Howdy, I'm Adelaide! I'm originally from Texas, but after graduating from university with an acting degree, I relocated to sunny Los Angeles for a while. I then got a serious bite from the travel bug and found myself moving to Sweden and England before settling in Lithuania about two years ago. I'm passionate about animal welfare, sustainability and eating delicious food. But as you can see, I cover a wide range of topics including drama, internet trends and hilarious memes. I can easily be won over with a Seinfeld reference, vegan pastry or glass of fresh cold brew. And during my free time, I can usually be seen strolling through a park, playing tennis or baking something tasty.

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Adelaide Ross

Adelaide Ross

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Howdy, I'm Adelaide! I'm originally from Texas, but after graduating from university with an acting degree, I relocated to sunny Los Angeles for a while. I then got a serious bite from the travel bug and found myself moving to Sweden and England before settling in Lithuania about two years ago. I'm passionate about animal welfare, sustainability and eating delicious food. But as you can see, I cover a wide range of topics including drama, internet trends and hilarious memes. I can easily be won over with a Seinfeld reference, vegan pastry or glass of fresh cold brew. And during my free time, I can usually be seen strolling through a park, playing tennis or baking something tasty.

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I'm a Visual Editor at Bored Panda, crafting captivating visual content to enhance every reader's experience. Sometimes my mornings are spent diving into juicy dramas, while afternoons are all about adding extra laughs to the world by editing the funniest memes around. My favorite part of the job? Choosing the perfect images to illustrate articles. It's like imagining a story as a movie in my mind and selecting the key shots to tell the story visually.

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Dominyka

Dominyka

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I'm a Visual Editor at Bored Panda, crafting captivating visual content to enhance every reader's experience. Sometimes my mornings are spent diving into juicy dramas, while afternoons are all about adding extra laughs to the world by editing the funniest memes around. My favorite part of the job? Choosing the perfect images to illustrate articles. It's like imagining a story as a movie in my mind and selecting the key shots to tell the story visually.

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Libstak
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1 month ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All the YTA need to take a good long look at themselves, it looked funny sure, but in a cute and they clearly have no idea how they look kinda way. I would have giggled and tucked them in if it was me. Going to perversion and sexuality every time you see adult affection is a big problem for your psyche, affection is firstly affection unless there is an underlying value system you are aware of that gives you the right to suggest otherwise. In this case, he was her boyfriend and she knew they were dealing with the trauma of being orphans and that he was affectionate in his efforts to parent his sibling. If she didn't know this much being his partner, she never gets out of her own head and you can't trust that the feelings of people like that are real and not superficially self serving.

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Ouss Ben Aziza
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone agreeing must have missed the part where she dident apologize after hear outburst. It is fine to mistake a situation. It is not fine to move on like nothing happened after the explanation. Now the little bro will forever be afraid of getting close in anyway to his parental figure... Good job lady...

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BlackestDawn
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, the outburst could be excused/understood while still being wrong. It is her doubling down on not being wrong that makes her a huge a**e here, and someone who's unreliable.

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Karina
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Skin to skin is not an exclusive need for infants, and he just lost hus parents. I think big brother is doing a great job showing him that human connection is natural among close people, even aming men. I have so many pictures of a male friend of mine, asleep in someones arm-nok, and very often other guys. It was and is precious.

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Couragetcd
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Skin to skin comfort was what I was going to bring up. Even though OP seems to have his shirt on, the would still have been more skin contact with his little bro's shirt off. It doesn't sound like that was the purpose, but subconsciously it might have been a factor. It is pretty much guaranteed this happened in the USA, other countries don't treat touch and contact as immediately sexual and evil.

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Libstak
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1 month ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All the YTA need to take a good long look at themselves, it looked funny sure, but in a cute and they clearly have no idea how they look kinda way. I would have giggled and tucked them in if it was me. Going to perversion and sexuality every time you see adult affection is a big problem for your psyche, affection is firstly affection unless there is an underlying value system you are aware of that gives you the right to suggest otherwise. In this case, he was her boyfriend and she knew they were dealing with the trauma of being orphans and that he was affectionate in his efforts to parent his sibling. If she didn't know this much being his partner, she never gets out of her own head and you can't trust that the feelings of people like that are real and not superficially self serving.

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Ouss Ben Aziza
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone agreeing must have missed the part where she dident apologize after hear outburst. It is fine to mistake a situation. It is not fine to move on like nothing happened after the explanation. Now the little bro will forever be afraid of getting close in anyway to his parental figure... Good job lady...

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BlackestDawn
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, the outburst could be excused/understood while still being wrong. It is her doubling down on not being wrong that makes her a huge a**e here, and someone who's unreliable.

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Karina
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Skin to skin is not an exclusive need for infants, and he just lost hus parents. I think big brother is doing a great job showing him that human connection is natural among close people, even aming men. I have so many pictures of a male friend of mine, asleep in someones arm-nok, and very often other guys. It was and is precious.

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Couragetcd
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Skin to skin comfort was what I was going to bring up. Even though OP seems to have his shirt on, the would still have been more skin contact with his little bro's shirt off. It doesn't sound like that was the purpose, but subconsciously it might have been a factor. It is pretty much guaranteed this happened in the USA, other countries don't treat touch and contact as immediately sexual and evil.

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