age difference

United States
May 21, 2007 5:45pm CST
I was wondering what kind of age difference you had between you and your brothers/sisters? I am the oldest. My brother is 7 years younger, my sister is 10 years younger and my younger brother is 12 years younger. Does anyone else have such a big age difference? Do you find it difficult to associate with them?
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• United States
24 May 07
Wow. My brothers and sister are really close in age. 21, 19, 18, 17. It's really easy for us to get along, but also easy to agrivate each other.
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@anine19 (134)
• Philippines
24 May 07
i am also the oldest and my younger sister is a year younger, then my only brother's 2 years younger and my youngest sister is 10 years younger.. have a nice day!
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
23 May 07
I have an older sister who is not quite three years older than me. She was three years ahead of me in school, but since she was born later in the year she is closer to being 2 years older than me age wise. When I was in my early 20s, my father remarried and with his new wife they adopted a baby girl. So at the age of 24, I found myself with a one year old baby sister. She feels more like a niece than a sister, but I love her regardless.
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• United States
23 May 07
My mom has 6 kids and I am the youngest. My older sister is 7 years older than me, but after that the oldest child is like 17 years older than me. Sometimes yes I do find it difficult, but it depends on the situation or conversation that we are having.
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@katkat3 (426)
23 May 07
Hi... I have 3 brothers who are 2,4 and 10 years younger, then 2 sisters 3 and 9 years younger! We all get on really well but I see most of my younger brother, because we like to drink together, my other siblings aren't really into that. :0)
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
23 May 07
my brother is 4 years older than me, i am 3 ears older than my younger sister and she is to years older than your youngest brother. its not that big difference. i think we are well spaced in our birth years, so to give mom some time to recuperrate before she again experience the pains of labor and childbirth.
• United States
25 May 07
I have a brother that is two years younger and 2 sisters who are nine and thirteen years younger than me. I am the oldest. My sisters have a different father but I have never considered them any less than my brother. Out of all my siblings I'm the only one who is close to all three. I took care of my sisters a lot when they were very young and as a result my youngest sister and I are very close. She always looked up to me. She was only 5 years old when I moved out on my own and it broke her little heart. She was too young to understand why I was moving away. She is now 19 and we are able to talk about anything. I love having sisters that are so much younger, neither of them ever borrowed my clothes!!!
• United States
1 Jun 07
I took care of my brothers and sister a lot when we were younger too.
@angel_27 (129)
• United States
2 Jun 07
The age difference between me and my sister is almost 5 years,4 years and something and shes the only sister i have,now i have a sister in law and two brother in laws to tho' but im sure that wasnt supposed to count for this ?,lol.Thanx for asking!
@syndhujaa (252)
• India
1 Jun 07
aray..there is a very big gap between you and your siblings..I am the youngest one in my family and I havce only one elser brother..he is 3 years and 3 days elder to me..;) we have a very good rapport as we doesnt have much age difference and moreover we understands each other and we speak about everything n discuss about anything wothout any hesitation but this is not possible with them whose siblings have much differendce in their age..this is my personal feeling.. perception differs..!
@Smile25 (43)
1 Jun 07
The age differnece between me and my sister is just 2 years and we never find it difficult to gel along or associate with her.....................
• United States
1 Jun 07
I am 30 and the oldest of all my siblings. I have several brothers and sisters on both sides of my family. I have two brothers on my mom's side. They are 22 and 24. I have always gotten along with them pretty well. On my dad's side I have four sisters ages 28, 23, 16, and 13. I have three brothers ages 18, 10, and 14. The younger ones I have been around very little so it is awkward.
• India
31 May 07
guys age difference hardly plays any role once both ppl attain maturity. its just mentality of few ppl tat age difference matters. but its just a myth.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
28 May 07
well my oldest sis is 12 mos. older then me, so we grew up together, where as my younger sis is 6 yrs. younger and my bro is 9 yrs. younger. i can't really remember my younger siblings being around that much. now as they get older we get closer but growing up we weren't as close.
• Malaysia
28 May 07
i have a brother and he is 5 years older than me. i used to think that he's like so old, like much older than i am just because he is 5 years older than me. but now i think it's ok, pretty normal...not difficult to get along with at all ;)
@brimia (6584)
• United States
27 May 07
There is only 18 months between me and my sister. We were so different growing up, though, and the gap seemed much larger. We didn't used to get along but now we're much closer.
27 May 07
My brother is 1 yr and 3 months younger, my sister is 3 yrs younger, and my other sister is 5 yrs younger. I very rarely come across siblings with such a vast age difference as you and your sibs.
• China
25 May 07
I have only one brother,10 years older than me.he 31 and I 21. when we were young ,honestly we didn't often associate.Because he always looked me as a baby or a child.Maybe...haha ..he thought we weren't on the same level step.But when I grow up until like the age now.we begin to communicate or associate,talking about my boyfriend, our works and so many topics.That feeling is so perfect. I think,if it's not too big age's gap between them,it's ok to get along.But ... it's not easy to say.
• United States
25 May 07
I have a brother that is two years younger and 2 sisters who are nine and thirteen years younger than me. I am the oldest. My sisters have a different father but I have never considered them any less than my brother. Out of all my siblings I'm the only one who is close to all three. I took care of my sisters a lot when they were very young and as a result my youngest sister and I are very close. She always looked up to me. She was only 5 years old when I moved out on my own and it broke her little heart. She was too young to understand why I was moving away. She is now 19 and we are able to talk about anything. I love having sisters that are so much younger, neither of them ever borrowed my clothes!!!
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
25 May 07
There are three kids in my family.My older sis is 6 yrs older than me,and i am 5 yrs older than my younger sis.When we are very younge,we did have some difficult in associate with each others.But as time goes on,i mean when we grow up,that difficult disappears.5 or 6 yrs is really a big age difference.Cuz most siblings' age difference is only 2 or 3 yrs.
@latsmom (824)
24 May 07
There are only 18 months between my sister and I amd although both being parents we can relate on some things our personalities are so different there are omethings we have to agree to dissagree on. i also have a little brother who is 10 years younger than me. I has multiple dissabilities and when he comes to see me he ususally plays with my daughter and I know I probably should not but I just treat him the same as I do my daughter and I must say that I have a better relationship with my brother and like the fact he will talk to me and ask advice if he has a problem.