My sisters are 8 and 11 years older than me. My brother is 7 years older than me. During my childhood that made our relationship always very unique and oftentimes difficult. While our relationships are still unique, and the age difference hasn't changed, I'm so much closer to them now. Hundreds of miles away and my sister and I are still best friends. I'm happy my brother and his wife live here- it makes going out for dinner and drinks a little more fun.