Skip to main content

Siblings & Relationships. (How Much Do Their Opinions Matter?)






Sometime last week the topic on Moments With Mo was Siblings. Some questions were asked which I found quite interesting and I would like to hear your thoughts on them. 


Who are your siblings to you? How many siblings do you have and how much do you value their opinions? How far do your siblings opinions affect your own decisions? If they don't like someone you're romantically interested in or involved with would it matter to you? If for instance your siblings don't like someone you want to date or marry would that change your mind? Do you need their approval for the choices you make? Would you date your sibling's Ex?


Now this last question was weird because one would think the answer would definitely be NO. Yet Toke Makinwa said she knows someone who dated three blood brothers and is presently married to one. Hmmmm! Weird right?

But then I actually have a friend who's married to the elder brother of her Ex boyfriend so...

Please I'm very curious TT readers is any of you in this situation? Isn't it awkward? Doesn't it feel weird knowing that you've had sex with both brothers? Don't you worry that they both discuss their sexperiences with you? Do you find yourself comparing their size and performance? LOL. 


Anyhoo, back to the matter. 
Me, I've got 3 siblings. I value my siblings' opinions. I'd like their support but I don't necessarily need their approval. I would never date a sibling's Ex! Nevvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrr. If my brothers particularly don't like a guy I want to marry then I would see that as a red flag and probably turn down the proposal. 


You?

Comments

  1. Hmm...personally I don't do friend's Exs so siblings Ex's would be out of it for me....I also feel that whoever I choose to be with isn't anyone's business....if you can't wish me well then shut it....I don't think it is right for anyone to be given that privilege/right to have a say in my relationship or who or not I should date....I am an adult and if the relationship doesn't work out fine, I count my losses and move on....buh I think as an adult....you should be able to make decisions pertaining to your dating life without anyone's advice or judgement...#myopinion..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Is Toke sure? How can someone date three brothers, how much more get married to one? That's crazy. I have 4 siblings and their opinions matter a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The elder brother of an ex once asked my hand in marriage as he was convinced his younger brother was not serious enough for me to get tied to his garment. Needless to say I didn't end up with either of them.
    I have got 4 siblings and would love their approval of my better half but that is secondary. However, my eldest brother's opinion does count a lot because often times, his judgements are correct. That is not to say he intrudes. As a matter of fact, a lot of times, he is quiet except for cases that are just too bad.
    -F

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have been in a situation where 4 brothers were all asking me out. At different times of my life. I had a big crush on d eldest but he was waaaay older than me then. Let me start the gist well. I met the 3rd of the 4 brothers, I tot hee was fine and was about to say yes, when I ran into the 4th one, chao, he was tall dark and handsome, we dated for about 3 months, just kissing and holding hands kind of relationship. I realized he was too much of a play boy so I moved on, all this while the 1st Bro. Had a serious crush on me and I never knew and he never said until we met in kaduna later and he professed his love, brother number 2 and I went on several dates also, just because of all the katakata, I didn't date anyone. The matter tire me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol. Reading it sef tire me. Maybe all the brothers have the same spec and you're their spec.

      Delete
  5. I av just one sibling n we aren't really open to each oder cos we grew up apart,though once in a while she gives her opinion,I listen n also work in between it using her opinion n mine n it works for me. I cud date my sibling"s ex n as long as d guy didn't brk my sis hrt. My happiness matters a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thelma, loving that clock in your living room.

    ReplyDelete
  7. While in Uni, my older cousin who is about five years older than me, had issues with who I was dating because of some past issues they had before I met my then boyfriend. None of which I knew nothing about and he tried to ''command'' me to break things up. I stood up to him and made him realize that I wouldn't just because of him. We eventually broke up after three years and few months and it had nothing to do with my cousins' sentiments at all.
    My own brothers don't interfere at all, if I don't gist them they don't even ask. It's only if I don't seem happy that they ask whassup and if I don't mention the reason being about my relationship, they don't push it.
    www.eniwealth79.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Dividends of being the 1st Child.
    No one will say phim about who I choose to marry. But i'll make them comfortable around my future hubby though. I do value their opinion but it wouldn't influence my decision. No be me go eventually live with the man for house?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, I will NEVER be friends with my siblings Ex let alone date them. No way!
    But my siblings are free to do whatever rocks their boats,

    ReplyDelete
  10. Either ways I and my siblings would love support from each other, In a situation where I don't like my siblings lover or date, my attitude tells them automatically. Growing up, my sister had one guy on her case, they were in love ATM, but I never really liked the dude, he was a broke ass, and my sister would spend popsy money on him. While so many rich suitors flocked around her. But then again my sister loved him and I loved my sister, so I had no choice than support them.

    But my siblings can't influence my marriage sha, and I can't date a sibling's Ex.

    ReplyDelete
  11. In as much as im the last of 6 and they are way older (my direct elder sis is 5yrs older) I do my thing, I dont need their approval and they do not give me a hard time when it comes to who to date .
    I cannot date my sibling's ex tho na ah that's just wrong.

    ReplyDelete
  12. My Elder sister's Ex is currently on my case..deleted him off bbm,stopped taking his calls,blocked his number but dude still calls with other numbers..he even went as far as telling my elder sister how much he loves and would love to marry me bla bla thinking I might consider if my sis gives him the go ahead..this dude just doesn't give up! He still sent an sms yesterday telling me he can't get me off his mind. How on earth do I get this guy off my back?? When man never finish,e come be my sister's ex???? Her leftover??? Mba Nu

    ReplyDelete
  13. I don't have any sibling so I guess this post ain't for me.
    #justpassingby
    L.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have 2 siblings.
    Yes, I respect their opinion concerning any issue about me, but not necessarily I should accept them.
    NO! I won't marry an ex of a sibling!
    Toke said she knows someone who dated 3 blood brothers and married one of them? HUMPH! I comment my reserve oo!

    I remembered talking about sibling rivalry in my old blog and highlighted that spousal approval is usually a sensitive issue for siblings. It can either mar or make siblings relationship.

    When someone is in love, they see no wrong with their future partner, and if they do, they turn the blind eye, or believe they can change them. BUT their loved ones who wants the best for their sibling would try to make the sibling see reason, how they intervene and how the sibling in question handles such intervention, would determine how they would relate afterwards.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am full of happiness and delight, on the grounds that I have my significant other once more at my palm. My partner left me for just about 2 years. He doesn't pick or even return my calls and sends I tried each approaches to get him back, however no way. Until I met with this extraordinary spell caster called sacura, who did magic for me to get him back in less than 42hrs. I exhort anybody going to this site to run to him promptly for any relationship offer assistance. He is an extremely effective and experience spell caster you can get help from.you can contact this great man Dr sacura on his email drsacuratemple@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I value my siblings' opinions even though they seem not to be aware of that fact. ..date a sibling's ex?..hell no

    -Oladale

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Turia Pitt Suffered 65% Burns But Loved Conquered All...

Amazing Story Shared by Dr. Ben Carson on Facebook, i thought it is inspiring and i decided to share;

The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. 
Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:
"Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take care of her and moving on with your life?"

His reply touched the world:

"I married her soul, her character, and she's the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams."

***
This made me very reflective. I just wonder; if the person you love today encounters an incident or accident that transforms who they are physically, it could be amputation, it could be paralysis, it could be severe burns that scald their flesh beyond recognition, w…

#WriteRight. VIVIAN: MY FIRST SEX EXPERIENCE WITH MY BOYFRIEND

He was my coursemate, crush, then my boyfriend.... he was super
intelligent, smart, tall, dark and handsome. Believe me he got
swag, but he didn't seem to notice me. (I'm a nerd but a sassy one
if I say so myself).  So oneday I decided to take it to another level..
After listening to a song "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT YOU
LOVE THEM and watching the season film of The Secret Life of
American Teenagers. ..when Amy Jeugerns mum told her "you are only
young once". LOL that part got me.
Hope you know what i mean?

Though I'm okay with chemistry class I approached him to coach me for
the Quiz that was coming up, we found out that we had this
great chemistry between us.. hehehe both the covalent and
electrovalent bonds....

So one thing led to another till one unusual Saturday. I invited
him to my house and he came. The guy got swag, he even came
with a packet of durex condom.
We talked for a while and and and and and and
Kai!
See how you are serious dey read this story....!
My…

...

Good morning people! 
Just checking in to sign the register. Lol. It's been a very busy week and it looks like it might be an even busier weekend. I was hoping to get some writing done when I got to the airport yesterday but I even almost missed my flight. It was hopeless trying to do any work on the plane as it was bumpy af, and this toddler behind me wouldn't stop screaming in piercing shrieks like he was being exorcised. 
I got into town pretty late and needed to keep an appointment ASAP. I'm heading out right now and it's going to be a long day, but thought I should drop this first. 
Have a splendid day. Im'ma be back soon.

One More Post...

THE ‘NEW’ SIDE CHICK: I WAS HER

A side chick is commonly known as a mistress or a woman that’s romantically involved with a man who is in a committed relationship.  However after doing some reflecting, I realize that’s not the only type of side chick.  I want to discuss “the new side chick”–a woman who decides to stay by a man’s side after he has expressed his lack of relationship intentions with her through his words or actions.  So many women have made this mistake at least once in their lifetime, and unfortunately I’ve done the same thing. I like to think of the new side chick as an appetizer.  You’re there just to satisfy the immediate appetite of the man, but as soon as that mouth-watering entrée comes out to the table, you will get pushed to the side, literally.  Why?  Because that entrée is what he really wanted; he went to the restaurant to order steak, not hot wings.  You were just a placeholder, fling, temporary commitment, or  maybe even just a “good ol time” until what he really wanted was presented to hi…

Shhhhhhh....

I'm in an amebo mood tonight. Don't ask me, I honestly don't know why. Also I'd like to share too but I'd do that anonymously in the comment section. Tonight I want to talk about secrets. It's ok, we can all be anonymous. 
Is it true that EVERYBODY has a secret? 
Is there anyone here who doesn't have a secret? I'd really like to know; You're a completely open book and there's not ONE thing about you that you wouldn't mind other people knowing about? Please raise your hands up. 
And for the rest of us, what's something about you that no one knows, or very few people know? Who's got a dark secret here, or a weird one, or a funny one even? I really don't mean to be invasive but I don't want to be the only one sharing, plus I think hearing other people's secrets is quite fun, don't you think?

Let's Be Random Together! (Open Keypad).

Hey guys, a while back blog reader F said something about creating an Open Keypad post, where you can write whatever you want in the comment section. I thought it was a fun idea!
So who is interested? Comment on anything you feel like, ask me or anyone a question, talk about how your day went, your job, your interests, tell us something about you that we don't know, share a testimony with us, rant about anything you feel like, talk about your crush/boo/spouse/relationship/marriage, challenges you're facing, ANYTHING AT ALL! 
I'll only make one request; that we stay civil. 

(F it was you who made this suggestion, right? I'm not too sure and I can't even remember the post the comment was made on). 
BTW please Ejoeccome out come out, wherever you are!

Adventures, Fun, Friendship & Laughter at the TTB Hangout (Lekki Conservation Center).

Nicole to Clare: mummy lets go. I want to climb that ropy thing!

Isn't Clare beautiful?!

Uyi et moi. Clowning. 

Mother & child. 


Scary af! Trish on the ramp. The chica loves the outdoors so much, she was like a kid in a candy store. She and Uyi took this walk twice! More power to them, you can't pay me to do this a second time.


Uyi & Tiwa

Giveaway Finale!

Happy Sunday y'all. 
This is the conclusive part of #WCG. 
All the N25,000 recipients have received their cash.
All the students have also received their N10,000. 
Once again guys please comment under any of the posts, or this one that you've received your money. Thanks. 

So moving forward, this final giveaway contains 
1. N10,000 for 5 people. 

2. 3 kimonos from Julian's dressmakers. 
3. 3 pairs of Palm slippers from WaleOnibata. (Gents) 
4. 2 pairs of shoes from Courtney's Closet. (Ladies. Size 9 and Size 11). 

5. 1 human hair wig from Gabby's Wigs'n'Weaves. You pick from one of the wigs below. 
6. 3 cakes from CakesandCream 

7. A getaway at CitiHeight Hotel Ikeja for 3 people. (Who can each bring one person along).  


As I said earlier, Kon has already won a stay at CitiHeight and Clare, a kimono. So those gifts are now available for 2 people each. 
There is no competition. We are only going to play a game. 
I have each gift item listed out in numbers. Number 1 to 100. …