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Can brothers and sisters be close?

I am having a baby girl in March and my son will be three in January. Can brothers and sisters be as close as same sex siblings? I don't have siblings of the opposite sex, so I don't have any experience myself.

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Asked by tarabartish at 3:55 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes. I am just as close, if not closer with my brother than my sister. My sister and brother are very close.. All three of us are very close to each other!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • In my family I was most close with my oldest sister and my oldest brother. My younger siblings and I never had much of a relationship. My grandkids are 14 months apart (opposite sexed) they are practically joined at the hip. In fact my grandson had surgery 3 weeks ago and while he was at the hospital she was almost inconsolable. I think it is very possible. Just depends on the kids.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:59 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Me and my older brother have always been really close. We are 23 months apart. =)

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 3:59 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Oh, HECK, yes! My dad was closer to his sisters than either of his brothers...the three boys couldn't stand each other.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My brother is 3 years older than me and we have been very close my whole life. He has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. I always looked up to him and really valued his opinion and still do now that we are adults. I have been a tomboy my whole life though.

    Answer by AnnaMac at 4:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My brothers and I are very close.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My son and daughter is very close. Well we all are a close family. My son and daughter was always close when they were kids, and they are now 23 and 26 and still close.

    Answer by toyota at 4:07 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My children are 2 years 6 months apart and they are BEST FRIENDS. Sure, they have their moments when they fight but all 2 & 5 year olds are going to do that. But they totally LOVE each other and ever choose to sleep in the same room even though they dont have to

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 5:13 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My mother is closest to 2 of her brothers and not her 2 sisters or oldest brother. She falls in between a sister and brother age wise and they are all about 2 years apart. She is closest to the brother that is 2 years older and the brother 4 years younger and can't stand the sister 2 years younger. My kids are of the opposite sex and they are much closer then I remember being with my sister growing up. I think it has more to do with personality then sex.

    Answer by aeneva at 6:34 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My brother is 4 1/2 years younger than me. We never got along when we were younger. We only stopped fighting after I moved out. Now, he'll call me once in a while just to see what I'm up to, comes over & plays Xbox with me. He can't wait to be an uncle now that I'm pregnant with twin boys. I think we are pretty close now, but he is always reminding me of the fights we had when we were younger lol

    Answer by Mom2twins2010 at 9:51 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

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