Post # 1
As the youngest of 3 boys he always gets picked on. His two older brothers always make jokes at his expense and make him feel left out. I feel so bad for him, they are always finding a way to make fun of him and although I know their are just being “BIG bros” it still hurts to see him getting made fun of. What’s worst is I don’t know how to stop it or how to react when they pick on him?? I don’t want to treat him like a child because that will just provoke them more (they already make fun of him for being a ‘baby’).
What to do? Any of your FI the youngest in the family and get the brunt of things?
Post # 3
How old is your FI? Do you think he cares? I have noticed with guys that they tease each other mercilessly, way more than females do. I even had to tell my guy not to tease me like he teases his friends, I am not one of ‘the dudes’!
Post # 4
My hub is in a family of 3 bros, he’s the middle, and the youngest one is much younger. They all act like 5 year olds together. I think it’s best to stay out of it unless you want to rib them back about how they are old and moldy and are just jealous they can’t get a hottie anymore. As long as it’s joking, if you actually get angry and say those things then they’re just going to think you’re weird and can’t joke around.
Post # 5
I see this with my own brothers but they usually go back n forth. If he really doesn’t like it then you just have to distance yourself but if it doesn’t bother him then i would just let it be.. that is obviously the relationship they have had even before you.
If he doesn’t like it -It has probably made your FI a better person – he is a stronger person and knows how to not treat people- if you have kids he will most likely keep this from happening again which is good. Be glad you are marrying the more mature brother!!!
Post # 6
My FI does not like it, I can see it really bugs him. If it was more just joking around I could see it being ok, but they really to pick on him. Kind of like the way a little kid gets picked on in a schoolyard.
I know my FI is a great man and I just feel terrible for him. Does this picking go away as they get older. FI is the youngest so I get that they tease him for being the “baby” because his is but I just wonder if things will get better. When his brothers act like that it makes me not want to be around them either.