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Questions tagged [siblings]

For questions about interactions with siblings. This includes both biological and step-siblings and any adopted siblings.

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My sister refuses to help clean. Our shared room is extremely cluttered and our relationship becoming strained. How can I get her to help out?

I share a bedroom with my younger sister, she is currently 15 and I am 20. Recently I have been becoming very stressed out with the clutter in the room. I begun cleaning out my own belongings, ...
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How can I mediate between my fighting adult siblings?

TLDR: I have fighting adult siblings. How can I mediate? I have two adult sisters (I'll call them Janet and Carol) who have been fighting for some time now. The root of the fight was two years ...
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Confronting my girlfriend's sister about trying to cuddle with us

When visiting my girlfriend's family, my girlfriend and I will usually wind up on a couch with the typical light-cuddling of a couple in a room with other people--legs across the other's lap, leaning ...
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How to Deal With Asking Out A Friend's Sister

I've been friends with the oldest brother, Gary, since middle school. His younger brother Billy also integrated into our group of friends around high school and Billy, Gary, and I frequently played ...
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How can I communicate with my sibling about getting a job

I have a younger sibling that has been out of high school a year. He's had one short term temp job and is now looking for another job. In my free time I browse jobs that I think he'd do well at, but ...
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How to Handle Judgmental Sibling

My older sibling always seems to judge me and undermine my interests and achievements. We both graduated from reputable universities in our respective fields (mine being technology and theirs being ...
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How to approach a narcissist parent about their unkind and unreasonable treatment of a sibling?

TL;DR: My dad is calling my sister an embarrasment while I'm the "golden child" that seems to do most things right in his eyes. My dad seems to not realize that me and my sister talk often, and she ...
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How to set boundaries to a younger sister who wants to live in my house?

Some quick background. I am the second of five children in my family. I live with my older sister in a city located at 88 miles from our hometown. I'm 27 years old and my sister is 29. Meanwhile the ...
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How can I safely talk with my sister about her health?

The Background I have grown up in a very athletic household. Every season, a different sport. On vacation, our family would constantly be biking around, swimming at the beach, skiing in the winter, ...
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How to best approach sibling about showering & brush teeth at an earlier time, or elsewhere in Jack & Jill setting as to not wake me up?

I'm not sure if this would better belong in parenting stack I am happy to provide more information to try and help solve this. Culture context: Chinese Canadian. Problem summary: My sibling (mid 20s) ...
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How to deal with distracting siblings? [closed]

I am 16 years old and I have 5 siblings. First off, that's plenty right there. Second, they're all younger than me. When I come home from school, they are often very loud and I generally have quite a ...
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How can I convince my brother to take up programming?

I know that this section of StackExchange isn't related to programming, but this is the closest part of SE I could think to post this to. Anyway, on to the topic.. I have a little brother (19, I am ...
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How do I uninvite a friend from building a PC because I decided to invite others?

Background I have recently acquired parts for my PC build and will soon be building it. I had been building my anticipation with my friends but also with my siblings. Now a friend said he wants to ...
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How to talk to my brother about a shared interest in pornographic furry material?

My brother and I are both 24, male, and twins (though we are fraternal and as physically different as possible). We have a healthy sibling relationship with many shared interests (video games, book ...
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Which pitfalls should I watch out for when meeting my half-brother who hasn't been aware of my existence for 25 years?

I've been adopted at early age and have no recollection of my biological parents. My adoptive parents have told me at a young age that I was adopted. Because this fact became integrated into my life ...
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How to get sibling to assist in room cleaning?

Background My brother and I, we share a room, have not had a good track record of keeping it clean. Usually he gets a cup of water before bed and leaves it somewhere in the room half full. He also ...
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How to handle a younger sibling being verbally bullied, with sometimes racist remarks, at school?

My younger sister tells me she's having trouble at her new middle school; one of these is that a boy, who tends to be the class clown and troublemaker, makes fun of her underbite. I told her to notify ...
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Is it possible for my friend to resume communication with his unofficial sister without earning her husband's mistrust?

Note: this question may have a strong Indian context, but I am looking for inputs from members all over the world. Eight years ago a close friend of mine, aged 30 at the time, met an 18-year-old girl ...