Step Siblings and Half Siblings...

@twoey68 (13651)
United States
September 18, 2007 9:28pm CST
Do you have step siblings or half siblings? Do you consider them no different than a whole sibling? I have 2 half brothers, a step brother, a step sister and a whole brother. I see them all as my brothers and sister. I never call them step or half siblings when I talk about them or introduce them. I've just never looked at them like that. What about you? Would you treat any of them differently? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I don't have any steps or halfs, I have two brothers and two adopted brothers whom I don't even consider adopted because they're very much a part of our family as they're meant to be. I'm glad you don't either for they deserve the same and equal treatment just as any one else does.
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I have a half brother and two half sisters.I do not treat them no different then I would my other sisters and brother.They do not treat me no different.We are all family.
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@mouse27 (1155)
• Canada
19 Sep 07
no family is family right now there are family members that i jsut don't wish to talk to and that i have disowned as family but its not because of how much of blood relations we are
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@ash6666 (819)
• India
19 Sep 07
Hi,i am not clear about what u wished to say but according to idea what i got from your words i would like to say is there wont be any half siblings or quarter siblings while we are communicating or introducing them to anybody.its just a feeling .
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Sep 07
wELL THAT'S GREAT OF YOU TO LOOK AT THEM AS FAMILY AND NOT PART OF ANOTHER FAMILY. nOW IN MY CASE IT'S VERY DIFFERENT. i HAVE JUST ONE HALF BROTHER. NOW HE IS NOT LIKED NOR TALKED ABOUT MUCH BY EITHER FAMILY. tHE REASON IS DUE TO HE IS A CONVICTED MURDERER AND IN PRISON FOR LIFE. Dang caps again. Uggghh. I have not seem him since the late 60's. It's a long story but he won't be getting out ever and noone in the family cares either. That's all I'll say about this side of Grandpa Bobs family.
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@AmbiePam (49530)
• United States
19 Sep 07
That's so nice. I love it when I can't tell the difference in who is blood related, and who isn't. My brother-in-law has a lot of step siblings, and he met a sister he didn't know he had one Thanksgiving dinner when he was 20. His mom, not telling anyone else, had been contacted by the child she gave up for adoption, and his mom invited them over for Thanksgiving. Can you imagine the surprise? But he treats them all exactly like he would his blood related siblings. I doubt a lot of blood kin treat each other as well he he treats his step family members.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 07
I have 2 Brothers and we are all from different Fathers The one between me and the youngest do not get on to well but also not bad but my Youngest Brother I have always felt close to but he is 17 years younger then me
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
22 Sep 07
I gained 7 'steps' when Pop remarried... I never felt anything other than friendship for them... its nice that we all loved the same people! My siblings, on the other hand, felt like something was being taken from them, instead of given to them! I couldn't understand, and still don't...
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
22 Sep 07
Yes, I have 2 step sisters and 5 step brothers, I never think of "step" when I think of them. We weren't really raised together as small children, well I wasn't, I was 17 when they married, but it's been over 25 years so we are just family.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I guess all of my siblings would be considered "step," twoey, but we never looked at it that way. We were all from the same mother and grew up as though we were whole. My family history is very convoluted, but there was always a lot of love. I think that is the most important thing in any family. I know for a fact we were always closer than many siblings who came from the same two parents.
@sherry24 (252)
19 Sep 07
I have a brother and a sister and a possible half sister, if that's possible lol, yes complicated. But in short, my dad was in the wrong, got caught, moved out, in with other woman. She told her 11 year old, the man you have known as dad for the past 11 years might not be. We (including my mum), treated her as any other child, my sister became friends with her as they were the same age at the time, my mum even allowed her to sleep. Any way, other woman got fed up, kicked dad out, moved new man in, (yes really) and we haven't seen "half sis" since.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I too like you have never use that word when talking about my sister. we have the same mother but not father and she has never been a half sister to me. i do know amoung most people of color, we almost never use such terms. and i wish that there will come a day when people don't use such phrase when talking about family!!!
• United States
19 Sep 07
Well i had a step sister i dont see her anymore but i still think about her sometimes and then have a step sister that i do think of as my sister we just dont talk b/c of some complications between my dad and me I wish it was diffrent but it istn
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@aorr01 (15)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I have 2 whole brothers and a half sister. I often forget that she is my sister; this has nothing to do with the fact that she is my half sister, but rather the fact that she is only 5 years old. I am 23 years old and have a 5 year old son, so my sister seems more like a niece. I love her just the same, but I spent 18 years of my life with just my 2 brothers, so I often forget that I have a little sister too...and I now live over 2000 miles away from my family, so that doesn't help either.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
19 Sep 07
Hi!I have a step brother who is 21 and a step sister who is 36.We all have different fathers.My brothers dad had an affair when he was 2 years old and got kicked out.My sisters dad left my mom when he found out she was pregnant and never had contact since then.2 big loosers!.There is no difference between us all,we consider that we are pure siblings and have always thought of it that way.My brother looks up to me and has always done so.My sister is more spaced out from the family.We dont pay much attenetion to her anymore because of her life style and boyfriends that we dont approve of.Shes old enough to take care of herself but dont have enough respect for herself to choose the good path in life to walk on.Oh well,life goes on.lol:)
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I have never been able to figure out what a step sister or brother means. My ex-husband remarrid and his wife's daughters are then my daughters step-sisters? My daughter says they are step sisters and I say they aren't. I am totally confused about the relationship. I half a half brother who I don't get along with as he is greedy and a game player.
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• United States
19 Sep 07
I have two half brothers and two half sisters. One of the brothers is from my mom's side, and the other brother and two sisters is from my dad's side. I don't know the half brother and two half sisters from my dad's side. My dad's ex wife was a royal *Bleep* and even though my dad had partial custody of them, she would never let him see them. He never fought it though, because he had another family to be thinking of and didn't want to go through all the court b.s.. My other half brother, I grew up with, he always looked out for me and I didn't know he was my half brother till I was much older and able to understand. So I never looked at him as such. He's just my brother and always will be, no matter the fact that we came from different fathers.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
19 Sep 07
I have a half brother, but he didn't grow up with me so we're not very close. I don't think it makes much difference that he is my half-brother as opposed to my brother. The big difference between us is that I am a lot older than he is, so we just don't talk much.
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@Laurla98 (786)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I have step sisters & brothers and half brothers and sisters. I consider my half brothers and sisters my real brothers and sisters. Even though we have a different father...I have always felt a special bond with their father as well. As for my steps as I call them. I don't consider them family at all. There is a long drawn out situation with them. Long story short..my dad cheated on my mom with their mother and ended up marrying her. They tried to force our families together and we were all too hurt about the divorce to connect with them. Plus...because this was a friend of the family when we were young...I had a crush on who is now my step-brother...he was not my step-brother at the time...so it kind of makes it wierd.
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• United States
19 Sep 07
I have a whole sister, no step brothers or sisters.But if I did , I would treat them just the way they treated me. If they treated me like a whole sister, then I would treat them like whole siblings.But if they don't treat like a true sibling, I wouldn't treat them like a true sibling.
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