pacodemil Posted August 17, 2008 Share Posted August 17, 2008 It would seem that me and my brother have had issues for quite awhile. We have never hated each other I guess....but at the same time we resent each other. When I was growing up my brother was the poster child in our house. First born and a jr. of a jr. it was kind of hard to get out of his shadow. I never really cared but my parents always made a habit of pointing out that he did things better than me. We fought constantly but we shared a room for many years because we had no choice. We had many what I would call major battles. When I was thirteen he threw me head first into the bed post. I still have a bit of a bump where I hit. When I was fourteen he made me mad so I laid him out with a golf club. When he was eighteen and I was seventeen We got in a really big fight while my parents were at the hospital visitng our grandfather. I broke his nose and finger and he bruised four of my ribs. We found out later that night from my father that our grandfather had died while we were making asses out of ourselves. It has occurred to me lately that I have never been able to get out from behind that shadow of my brother. To this day my parents still comment about how I should be more like my brother. It doesnt bother me like it used to but from time to time i get a little pissed. He is 30 and I am 29. I am a federal correctional officer in a family of NY state troopers. My brother happens to be a trooper so he's better than me for that. His kids get more attention from my parents and are invited to their house more often. His wife is a pain pill addicted slob who refuses to work or watch their kids or do anything for that matter but she is my brothers wife so she is perfect in myparents eyes. His house is 3600 square feet and mine is only 1800 so he calls me and asks me how my trailer is. It's a 2 story fu##ing house not a trailer. Any ways I'm rambling it's just that I don't get it. When did life become a competition. Last weekend we were at a party for my parents and we started playing mercy just to see who was better. We both ended up with two broken fingers and still we kept going. I guess my question is this... Is this normal or do me and my brother have more serious issues? Link to comment
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