Are your cousins your age?

@anna728 (1499)
United States
July 7, 2009 2:25am CST
It's certainly possible for them to be much older or much younger... so are yours around your age? Or is it that some are and some aren't?
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@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
7 Jul 09
Some of them are my age, some not. On my father's part, I only have older female cousins, the youngest is eight years older than me. On my mother's side, thought, I have two couples of cousins, all of them are about my age. In one couple the female is two years older and the guy is two months yunger than me, in the other couple the female is four month younger and the male three years younger. They are all my mother's sisters childs. We have pictures of all the three sisters with big belly. Even if we don't live close to each other, we would meet for holidays, and we would spend Christmas in our grandpa's house. What a good memory.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
24 Aug 09
That's a fairly big gap on your dad's side, but it sounds like everyone gets along well anyway!
@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
Yes, well it is because my father is the youngest among three, and his older brother and sister got merried pretty early. My father, instead, merried my mother when he was 30 and I was born 2 years later... My mother is the second of three doughters, and they al got married in the same year! Poor granddad!
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
21 Oct 09
ahh that makes sense then
@RIJUL01 (24)
• India
9 Jul 09
in india the worst thing is to have a cousin of ur age.. as we have to give exams togeter and the most imp for us in which 7000 of 100000 students r selected...if i get less marks than my cousin its punishment time for me
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@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
9 Jul 09
Omigod, does it always happen or is your family particularly strict about this comparison? But I guess this is also common between siblings with different age, isn't it?
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Haha ah I see, you just want to avoid competition!
@Porcospino (17802)
• Denmark
17 Oct 09
I don't have any cousins who are around my age. My father's brother has 3 children, but they are all older than me. My oldest cousin is 20 years older than me and he already had children when I was a child. He is a nice person and I like him and his wife, but we don't have a lot in common and we have never had a close relationship. My father's brother also has a daugher, but I don't know her that well and she lives in another part of the country. Her little brother is also older than me, but I like him very much. He is a nice person and he is very talkative/easy to talk to. My mother's brother only has one child, and she is 15 years younger than me. I often looked after her when she was a child and I have spent a lot of time with her.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Pretty big gaps on both sides. The biggest gap between me and any of my cousins like like 13 years, but most are only a few years away.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Most of my cousins are younger than I am but I don't have much to do with them b/c they don't live around me. I do have an aunt that is a year younger than I am and we grew up kind of close to each other. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
27 Aug 09
ah, both age and distance to separate you... the cousin I am least close to is one of the youngest and lives farthest away
@aweins (4203)
• India
24 Aug 09
hi anna, my dear friend , my cousins are of my age also and younger to me as well as older to me. i have many cousins as i have a biga family. one of my cousin is just six months older than me. then there is one year, then i am five months older to one and there are many like that. there are many who are having big difference in the ages but then too when we all sit we have good fun and outing around.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
24 Aug 09
sounds like a broad range- that's probably fun at family get-togethers.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
23 Aug 09
My first cousins are all younger than me both father and mother side. I am the eldest of them all. I have cousins that are a year younger than me and most are more than 10 years younger. Second cousins, I have around my age or same age and older than me. I am close with my second cousins too. But only on my mother's side.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
24 Aug 09
well that's a lot of variation but, a lot of people don't even know their second cousins so you're doing more than most!
• India
1 Aug 09
My cousins are mainly elder than me. Because my dad is the youngest among their brothers and sisters. And it's like my dad's eldest brother is equivalent to my grandfather though he is not present. Only in the maternal side my cousins are near about my age.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
24 Aug 09
I am the same way- being much younger than my cousins on one side, but being around the same age on the other.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
7 Jul 09
Almost them much older and much younger than me, no one's age is same , but i can do activities together, i think more important about like to do same activities than same age.
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Well that's good that you make an effort to be close with your family members despite the age gap.
• China
7 Jul 09
It's weird that some guys really old than me,but they call me uncle.I can't understand about it when I was child,but now I still understand that.LOL
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@anna728 (1499)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Haha it's funny how that works out sometimes!
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
26 Dec 12
Yes my cousin is same of my age and married with in one month after my marriage. Some cousins are elder but few are same of around my age.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
I have many cousins in my mother side, I'm not sure if I have a cousin in my father side that has the same age like mine but in my mother side, I have a cousin and he is just two months older than me. We are close to each other and also my other cousin that older and younger than me, we are close each other. They are just one to three years older than me so we can still relate to each other when we are having bonding moment.