Why You Need to Make Space For Your Brother in Your Family
The word “brother” brings to mind an image of the most loving and loyal family members you can imagine. For most families, the word “brother” means brothers or people who share something in common, like religion or politics. An obvious example of such a brother would be a gay man who lives next door to a woman who is also lesbian. Another obvious example of a brotherly relationship is a male brother sharing a romantic interest with a female sibling.
But what if your family isn’t that traditional? In some families, the term “brother” doesn’t always mean a man, but something else. Could it be a close female friend or sister? Could it be a male friend? What would be a more accurate term for your brother, and what would be a more positive role for him to play?
The best way to answer that question is to consider whether your brother has any sisters or younger siblings. It’s very common for the older brother to be the main caregiver, especially in families where there is only one child. If that’s the case, then you’re probably looking at a brother who is more like a brother than a son. But even if he’s your younger brother, it’s important to remember that he’ll be the primary caregiver for his siblings, so it’s important to treat him as a brother.
If your brother is your younger brother, then he may have more potential as a brother than your younger siblings. After all, he’s still got feelings for you, and you’ve spent time dating him before. He may not have fully formed a personality or sense of himself, but he does have the potential to be a good brother. He may also need to be reassured that he’s not wasting his time living with his father or her sister, which could cause some problems.
There are other potential scenarios in which older brothers can be better role models for younger siblings. For example, fraternity brothers often have brothers in the family who have similar interests or hobbies, so it’s easy to create a close brotherhood. Or perhaps your brother has brothers in the neighborhood who share their interests with him, so he has someone to talk to besides you. Fraternity brothers can also serve as role models for their younger sisters, especially if they live close enough to see them on a regular basis.
Even though it’s easy for siblings to feel lost without each other, it’s crucial to make sure that your brother feels included in your family. After all, he’s your brother, and a great role model for your kids. If you’ve had a breakup with your brother, it’s important to remind him why he fits so well into your family. Remember how much he loves you and how much you mean to him and let him know that his role in the family will always be important.