- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I’m really confused as to a problem that I’m having with my little brother. I’m 21 and he’s 18. We were really close when we were kids, but I moved out when I was 18 and I’ve pretty much been on my own ever since.
He dropped out of high school last year despite our parents (and myself) trying to convince him to keep trying, or at least get his GED. Since that happened, we don’t hang out as much, but we have talked on Facebook a little, texted, and seen each other on holidays.
For our grandma, my three cousins and I decided to do a picture of all of the grandkids for Christmas. I presented the idea to my brother on Facebook last week, and he seemed to be cool with the idea.
Today, I asked him what day would work best for him, and he basically ripped me a new one. He insisted that I never come and visit him (when I have tried over the past year, he’s never home/ doesn’t answer my texts or calls), we don’t talk anymore, and that he basically wants nothing to do with me.
I reminded him that I’m getting married in six months and moving to the other side of the country to live on base with FI. Brother said “so all of a sudden” I want to spend time with him. I explained that we’re both busy with work, and we need to put aside a little time for our family whenever we can.
He basically told me to go “F” myself and that he didn’t want to discuss it any further.
I honestly don’t know what to do right now, but I’m pretty upset.