Who are you closer with? brother or sister?

pretty faces of the century - This picture was taken during my sister's 26th birthday. And yeah! We are very close to each other. We tend to have misunderstandings sometimes, but it will just pass by. I love her so much!:)
Philippines
March 10, 2007 9:44pm CST
I'm the youngest among four siblings and I'm closer to my sister next to me. She's 5 years older than me and we really have a good bonding with each other. We are open when it comes to secrets and we even share things that we have, like clothes and pants, but not with the shoes and slippers because her shoe size is a bit smaller than mine. We hang out together and we're like bestfriends. BUt you know what, when we were still little kiddos? We consider ourselves as enemies. We usually fight and won't even say sorry when one of us gets hurt already. BUt when we have become grown ups already, we realized we share the same interests and we're no longer kiddos. We're sisters and that we should confide each other our sentiments in life. SO, are you also close to your sister? or to your brother?:)
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@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 07
I have no brothers but I have two sisters. They are much older than me, more than a decade older. We do fight once in a while but we talk more often. They are cool and the best sisters in the world and they also always look out for me, the youngest sister. I can ask them for help when I need it.
@navtech (1776)
• India
11 Mar 07
It is natural elder sisters love young sisters. In your case you will get more love because they are looking after you just like your mother when you were kid. When you have love and affection from your elder sisters and brothers it is a great moral support which enhance the comfort and security of one life.
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• Canada
11 Mar 07
My sister and I are both closer to our mother. She knows us both well, whereas my sister and I are way too different to have close relationships with eachother. We are still close enouh and we still love eachother, but our mother seems to fit in with all of us, if that makes sense. She fits in better with each of us than we do with eachother.
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@navtech (1776)
• India
11 Mar 07
Mother is always central point of our life. Though we love our sisters and brothers we basic love remain with our mother. It is naturl phenomano because mother is central attraction to all brothers and sisters.
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@patgalca (14642)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Mar 07
I wish I could say I was close to one or all of my siblings. I am the youngest of five, the oldest has passed. He was 15 years older than me. We are spread out in ages so I never felt like part of the family, never had anything in common. I have one sister who is 14 years older than me. She is pretty good to me. She was good to me as a kid too, kind of motherly. I guess we're closer than I am to anyone else. The next sister is 9 years older than me and my brother is four and a half years older than me. I never really got along with them. We try to be loving siblings now but there is still something missing.
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• India
11 Mar 07
My brother is 4 years elder to me and is one of those very protective kinds. Many times in his efforts to protect me, he made me feel choked and being observed all the time! Between all this i developed a friendlier bond with my cousin siblings, specially my elder sis. So i'd say i get along bette with my elder sis!
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@chloe9013 (532)
11 Mar 07
it is about equal between my brother and sister, but for different reasons. I am reasonably close to my sister because she is older and teaches me things and takes me shopping for clothes that will suit me (because i dont ahve a clue!) I am reasonably close to my brother because he is much younger than me and i be a child with him and have lot sof fun play fighting and pretending to be karate champions ^_^
@mykykko (424)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
we are 4 siblings and im the eldest.im not that close to my sister we argue most of the time..i do love my brothers and we are very close to each other.we go out and eat (my treat of course), play PS2, watch DVDs, they help me cook, wash clothes together they seem to be my left hand and my right hand.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I would have to say I am closer to my younger brother (35) than my other brother and sister. We talk on the phone a lot and we actually spend a good bit of time together. Last weekend he and I took our children to see Night at the Museum. Our children spend a lot of time together as well. They are all very close in age. The youngest two are only three days apart. He has just always been very special to me and I have always been very protective of him. Even as younger children, he and I were always very close. We even lived together in college for a year.
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
11 Mar 07
I have an older brother and a younger sister. My brother is exactly one year older whereas my sister is about six years younger than me. When I was young (before my teens) I was very close to my brother because we only had each other until my sis came along. Up to the time when my brother was 12 years old he and I did everything together and had lots of fights and fun. However, when he got to his teens he changed drastically and stopped talking to me quite literally. We had different interests and he was very studious but I wasn't. From then on I became closer to my sis and up to now, it is still my sis whom I can share more with. My brother has been in US for more than 20 years and comes back to Singapore once in 2 years and we don't really keep in touch even by email or phone because he is a man of few words. So, all these years that he's been gone, the bonding between my sis and I grew even closer.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I am sad that I have only one sibling and that we are not close. He was really mean to me in our childhood, and in adulthood he suffered a horrible brain injury which has also affected his personality. I love my brother dearly, but we have never gotten along very well.
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I would say I am probably closer to my younger sister.My middle sister I love but somtimes she likes to start trouble.I have no brothers though.
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@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
i am close to my both sisters and brother.we are a big family like 9 siblings. i have 6 brothers and 2 sisters.our parents teach us to be one especially when we have problems.we help each others and we listen each others pains,heartaches and our victory and happiness.its amazing that even we have our own family we still have time to see each other.
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
I am close to all my siblings. But I can't deny the fact that I have a favorite. It's my youngest brother. He's sweet and I really appreciate it when he tells me his secrets. And I can tell him too some of my concerns. He's really fun to be with even if we have 5 years gap between us.
@raheel07 (485)
• Pakistan
12 Mar 07
I am the only child of my parents so I am really close to both of them :)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I'm not really sure. I've always felt closer to my brother as we are much more alike in our personalities, though I talk to my sister quite a bit more than my brother. I do talk to his wife frequently, so does that count as my brother or not? When I was younger, I was definately closer to my brother, my sister was a goody goody and just an annoying pain in the butt. My brother and I got in to trouble a lot, because she would tell on us of coarse, so that made it so we really didn't like her. Also, my brother and I went to live with our dad when we became teenagers because our mom couldn't really handle us anymore and my sister stayed and was spoiled because of it. It was like she was bribing my sister to stay or showing us how good we'd have it if we had stayed or something like that so that made us not like my sister as well. I still find her very annoying and insipid. She just drones on about a lot of nothing and thinks she is very interesting. Also, her son drives me bonkers. Though my brother's kids aren't the greatest in the behavior dept either so I don't really think that the kids have any affect on my direct relationships with them.
@aryan77 (73)
• India
12 Mar 07
hi this is deepak here ........ its good to see dat u and ur sister are just like best frnds....... and there shud be such bond ..so dat u can share ur secrets wid each other actually i dont hv any bro. or sis ..but i m clos eto my cousin sis.. good to see both of u will u be my frnds
@leksis12 (21)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
My brother.. When we were young we're like cats and dogs but now after college were so close!!I was the one who knew that he was gay. ANd he was the one first one and only one in my family who knows I am not a virgin anymore... lol were pretty tight you see.
@evanday (19)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I only have 1 brother but it seems that the youngest is usually closest to the oldest and the oldest sticks up for the youngest. Thats what i have seen in families i know.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
11 Mar 07
I'm closer with my sister. She is 6 years younger and when we both were kids we wasn't so close, but now when we are both adults we know about each other more than other people know about me or her. Our relation is so good, that I feel noone understands me like she do. Many same interests, it's always something to talk about. I have also 3 years olded brother and we have quite good relations, but it's not the same. Our family belives, that me and my sister are able to communicate without saying a word, I think they're right hehe. I almost always know what I want and what to do, but my sister seems to know it better sometimes.
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I am closer to my sister we have kids 9 days apart and my dad used to make her take me places where she went so we just got closer when I came home 1 time with a hickie she put make-up on me so my mother would not know aboout it.
• India
11 Mar 07
i enjoy the blissful company of my three sisters a lot. i'm very close to all my sisters and i feel blessed that i have them in my life.they are so caring! unfortunately, i don't have abrother but i really never wanted one. i'm way too happy with my sisters.