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    This is a strange situation, it's a bit of a long post but I'd appreciate any advice if anyone has ever been through the same thing.

    At the end of last year, my half brother (who I had no idea of his existence!) got in touch. We've been in email contact since and it'a all going well, and the subject of meeting up has come up now, because we both live in the same town and the chances are we're going to bump into each other at some point (we know what each other looks like as we've friends on facebook).

    So my question is, to anyone who has been in this situation, where you've met them by accident, did you approach them, and if so what did you say to them?
    And if you've been in the situation where you pre arranged to meet them for the first time, where did you arrange to do so (this is more out of curiousity) ?

    It's a strange one, but if anyone has ANY advice I'd appreciate it
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    My Mum found out she had a brother when she was about 50 (she had been adopted).

    They met in a cafe originally, had some lunch/drink i think.

    Just remember not to expect too much at the start

    Good luck!
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    Thank you

    Anyone else?
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    Try to be really outgoing xD
    Don't let there be an awkward silence, and GOOD LUCK!
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    I've been in a similar situation though we live a bit further away from each other. We met in a pub for lunch, i think it's good to be in a neutral environment. It was a bit awkward at first but by the time we'd finished eating and had one or two drinks the conversation seemed more relaxed.

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