Hello Everyone. Today I’m writing about something that is very difficult for me to do right now.
As the oldest sibling your main job is to watch out for your younger siblings, and help them get through the stages of life that you’ve already gone through. Even though you don’t like doing most of the time in all actuality you really love being there for them. Things go so smoothly when they’re younger and they listen and look up to you. Then they become teenagers and that all changes.
They think they know everything and that they don’t need you to look out for them anymore. As much as it pains me I have to learn to let go. I have to understand that I can’t protect my youngest brother from everything no matter how much I want to. He’s going to have go out and make his own mistakes in order to learn from them. It’s very hard to do. I knew that one day he was going to grow up and not need me as much, but it doesn’t hurt any less.
Taking a step back and learning to let go is not one of my strong suits, but I have no choice in this matter. I want with every fiber in my being to protect my youngest brother from heartbreak and disappointment, but I can’t. He’s going to have experience these things for himself. All I can do is be there for him with open arms, heart, and listening ear when he needs me.
If you are an older sibling stepping back is key, because if you don’t it will cause a barrier between you and your younger sibling, which can cause resentment. You don’t want that.
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