i have a half brother and half sister that were adopted out at birth that only met once after them locating my mum a few years ago. they look very like myself and my siblings and a lot of the characteristics of my mums side of the family, my full brothers and sisters seem to get on with them great and accept them as family but for some reason i just can't do the same, the brother i get on with but the sister just something about her rubs me the wrong way.
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12-10-2012 13:00 #31Senior Member
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12-10-2012 13:32 #32Senior Member
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I have 5 step sisters and 2 step brothers...they are def different than my full sister. I am happy enough to see them at family catch ups but have no "own" relationship with them.
My DS has 3 half siblings.
My DD, who he is very very close with as they live together
And 1 brother and 1 sister by his bio dad. He likes them well enough but is def not as close as he is with DD (Doesn't miss them or talk about them or count them as siblings when asked "how many kids in his family"). However, I always refer to them as his brother and sister...i do not see the need for "half" being mentioned. They are full people lol
I don't know how things will progress as they get older ... but i do think there will always be a difference as he hardly sees the other kids.
12-10-2012 13:54 #33
I have 2 step brothers from my dads second marriage who I haven't seen in years and don't really have a relationship with, and I have 2 step sisters from my mums marriage. One of them I'm really close with and love to bits, I always introduce her as my sister. The other is a drug f**ked lunatic who nobody counts as being family.
12-10-2012 14:18 #34
I have one "full" sister and a half sister and 4 half brothers. The half brother I grew up with, I see as the same as my "full" sibling. The other 4 are seen as more distant relatives. I don't really know them too well and tbh they are mostly strangers to me.
12-10-2012 15:51 #35
I grew up with them so I see them as full sisters even though they're technically not, they have a different mum.
12-10-2012 17:39 #36
Oh, I want to add that if I ever talk about the ex's son (so therefore DD's half brother), I refer to him as "your brother," to DD. I don't say "half."
MIL says I should always exaggerate the half part, but I think that's really cruel and unnecessary. DD will never have "full" siblings. She just won't. Any siblings I give her will be just as they would if they shared exactly the same blood though, and I will lay the smack down on anyone who thinks they have the right to use the word "half" when describing our family (unless, of course, they're simply trying to figure out how it all is, technically... but you know what I mean...).
13-10-2012 15:22 #37
I have a younger *half* brother (15year diff) and it never even occurs to me to call him a half. He's my brother. DS has two half sisters and we also call them his sisters. I really dislike the half stuff
13-10-2012 15:40 #38
I have 1 half brother and I see him like my full siblings. I didn't live with him full time but I don't live with my brother full time either.
I have recently wiped my 1/2 brother from my life but not because we have a different father, he is a criminal always in jail and I don't want my kids around that. I love and miss him but until he changes his lifestyle he won't be a part of mine.
My 2 kids are 1/2 siblings but they don't know. My sons das was my daughters step dad years before my son was born. I always thought the ex's family treated her like their own granddaughter but a recent fight with MIL proved my wrong.
16-10-2012 18:01 #39Junior Member
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my son has 2 half brothers and 2 half sisters through his dad and a half sister through me. Even though i may have issues half the time with ds's father, all of ds's 'half' siblings r his full siblings regardless of which parent they share and ds gets along really well with all of them
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