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January 29th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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grow up with brothers? Do you think it made a difference to your preparedness for married life?

I didn't have brothers, and my dad left when I was 7.5, so I really didn't grow up around boys. I feel like if I had, I might've been better prepared! What about you?
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January 29th, 2013, 12:17 PM
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My brother is 12 years younger than me, so he was always a baby to me.
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January 31st, 2013, 02:57 PM
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I grew up with 3 older brothers, and I really don't think it helped me be prepared or helped me in a any way when it comes to being married.
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January 31st, 2013, 03:28 PM
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I have 2 younger brothers, and there may be some aspects that are more coincidence than the fact that they are boys (eg messy bathrooms, leaving socks all over the house....lol)
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No brothers, only sisters.

Dad and mom always taught me to watch how a man acts towards his mom cuz thats how he'd treat me and how he treats his siblings is how he'd treat your kids.

I think my dad gave me good advice along the way but I dont think even having brothers would have prepped me for married life.
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February 1st, 2013, 05:48 AM
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Yes...one brother. Not sure it helped with anything though....hubby and my brother are nothing alike...not even there household ways.
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I have three brothers, they are all younger. My youngest brother is 16 years younger then me. I do not feel like it made a difference or prepared me for married life.
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April 16th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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My brother is 15 years younger than me and I wasn't really close with my father. But I did have a lot of guy friends and cousins.
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I don't have any brothers. My dad helps my mom a lot around the house, so I am a little disappointed that my DH doesn't help me much. His dad is a huge jerk and never helps his mom out, though, so we didn't exactly have the same type of male role models.

I did have a lot of boyfriends in high school and college, so I wasn't really all that surprised by male behavior. All in all, I would much rather live with a man than a woman. I get along better with men overall.
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April 24th, 2013, 07:00 AM
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I have one brother, but I'm not sure it did much to prepare me for married life. His living habits are totally different from dh's.
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April 24th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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no brothers here...I do not think it would have made a difference in being prepared or not....
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I have a question? Why do you feel having a brother would prepare you for married life?
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April 25th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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I have two brothers. The oldest one left home when I was 7. My other brother is 3 years younger than me. I dont think makes a difference in being prepared or not.
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