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    It makes me really sad to think about cutting ties with my brother, especially since we were so close as kids, but he doesn't bring anything to my life except for explosive arguments which he will have a) always started b) be the reason for the argument (i.e. his selfish behaviour) - he actually makes me miserable.
    Whenever I talk to my friends about this they never understand what I'm saying cause they're all really close with their siblings, and they know that at times we can have stupid/petty arguments, but it's so frustrating that they don't at least try and sympathise with me cause they know that he can be horrible to me...
    Today was my breaking point, and I told him when I move away for uni (which will be 2018) I won't be keeping in contact with him, and he seemed to be surprised/ hurt by this, but I don't care what he has to say anymore - I have a really toxic relationship with him, and it's a struggle having to see his face, or even hear him speak everyday.
    I want to severe my ties with him now, but I feel this may be difficult because we still live with each other, although he will have practically driven me out of the house for when I begin uni. He's added stress that I cba dealing with, especially through my final year of a-levels. What can I do??
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    I've gone months without talking to my brother (and also my dad) whilst still living in the same house. It wasn't easy, but I just stopped talking to them, I would avoid them, etc. My brother has also gone months not talking to my dad too.

    We have a pretty dysfunctional family though, so that's probably how I get away with it so easily when needed.
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    Honestly I wish I could just stop talking to him, but I know my parents wouldn't understand - especially my dad cause he is dead close to his family.
 
 
 
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