A Sibling’s Perspective

A Sibling’s Perspective

I am 13 years old and I have a brother 2 years younger than me. My brother and I get along okay sometimes, when things are going good for him, but when they are not, look out!

I don’t understand why he gets so upset at the least little thing and acts the way he does. He is on medication for depression and I guess it has helped over the past 2 years, but I don’t like what he has done to our family.

I used to step in to defend him at school when others would tease him, but then he turned on me so I just stay clear of him. I’m afraid to have my friends over for very long in case he gets upset. When he’s upset he says and does things that are embarrassing for me.

Sometimes at school, when he would get so upset and start crying or yelling, other kids would come up to me and say, ‘What’s wrong with your brother?’ I hate when this happens; I don’t know what to say. I wish he would act ‘normal’.

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