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ceebeetee:I am 3.5 years apart from my sis and not super close with her altho that has more to do with our personalities than anything. We played together all the time as kids. I do know people whose kids, or even my friends themselves and their sibs, are 5 or 6 years apart who are super close. I really think it just depends on the kids and what you foster as a parent!
I agree with this completely. Siblings are for life, and most of your life is spent in adulthood. Even if they can't relate as kids due to a large age gap, they can become friends as adults.
gennyu:Siblings are for life, and most of your life is spent in adulthood.nbsp; Even if they can't relate as kids due to a large age gap, they can become friends as adults.
KKDRAGONFLY: gennyu:Siblings are for life, and most of your life is spent in adulthood.nbsp; Even if they can't relate as kids due to a large age gap, they can become friends as adults. Excellent point!
I agree. I have a brother who is 10 years older than me. I didn't really know him growing up. The age gap between us is due to my mothers IF issues. We are extremely close now.
My younger brother is 1 year younger then me and we were best friends growing up and still are.
Pregnant with Letrazole (Femara) on the first cycle with DD after TTC 2+ yearsTTC#2 with Letrazole (Femara) since January 2012BFP 06.29.12 EDD 03.11.13 natural m/c 07.13.12BFP 09.22.12 EDD 05.31.13 natural m/c 10.07.12CP 11.09.12BFP 01.01.13 EDD 09.15.13 d&c 01.24.13
BFP 03.26.13 EDD 12.04.13
I grew up an only child, and it was horrible. I had step siblings enter my life at age 8, but I was never close to them and we hardly speak now as adults.
DH has a sister and a half brother he grew up with, they are all 4 years apart and they are very close.
My SIL had hers 7 years apart. They have an okay relationship. They fight alot. Mainly because the oldest is the girl and the younger is the boy and he is wild. But, my daughter was born on my nieces 8th birthday, and they are very close. My daughter is also close to my nephew...they get into trouble together.
I don't think the age gap really makes a difference, it's more on personalities than age really.
My sister and I are 8 years apart. We were not close when we were younger, obviously, but we are closer now. My family is not really like me and they aren't too emotional and they are kind of loners, so we don't really hang out or talk too much. I would say we are "close", but not best friends by any means. I think that is more of a personality thing though. My husband has divorced parents and he has a half brother and a half sister that are 13 and 14 years younger than him. I will tell you that right now they are obviously in two COMPLETELY different stages in life, but he is really close to his siblings. When they get older I know that they will be close.
Also, my two boys are 7 and 5. I REALLY wanted my kids close in age so that they would be "best friends" and they wouldn't have to be so far apart like me and my sister. I honestly don't know how close they will be. They are fairly close now, but they are SO opposite of each other that I'm not convinced they will be as close as I had in mind. If I ever get to have a 3rd, I think I will actually enjoy the age gap this time.
I think it depends on the kids. My brothers are twins and basically don't speak.
I'm closer to both of them than they are to the other and I'm 12 years their junior.