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7 Ways Your Big Brother Ruined Your Life And Made You Into The Man You Are Today

Your big brother has always been the coolest guy you know. He was your first best friend, but also your first bully. Even if you think you’re too old for him to pick on you, you know deep down that you’re lying to yourself. You’re playing into his game. This is exactly how he wants you to think. It doesn’t matter how old or how big you get, the effects of his brand of psychological torture will continue to manifest themselves in ways that surprise you for the rest of your life Here’s how your brother molded you into the person you are today.



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1) When You Listened To The Radio, You Only Sang The Backup Parts Out Loud Because Big Bro Always Sang Lead.

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You know the lyrics just as well as he does — but it doesn’t matter because you aren’t Michael Jackson (RIP) and this family band ain’t the Jackson 5. You only sang backup so big bro could crush the part of the song people actually recognize. To this day, when I hear Tom Petty’s “American Girl”, I catch myself singing only the “make it last all night!” part even though I’m alone in my car.

2) You Always Had To Play Video Games Using The Broken Controller.

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He’s better at most games because he’s been alive longer than you and has gotten more practice, but somehow, you still had to play using the control with the broken stick or unresponsive “L” button. Even though the Super Nintendo is technically both of yours, he was bigger than you and the rules that govern the jungle also apply to sibling relationships.

3) You Love Wrestling And Have A High Threshold For Pain.

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Big bro is a master at performing every wrestling move — because he practiced them all on you and would make you tap out every time the commercials came on.

4) At Some Point… You Have Had To Fake Cry Just To Escape.

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Take advantage of his remorse. He doesn’t want to hurt you-hurt you. If he thinks he’s gone too far, he’ll usually stop. Just get a light misting into your old peepers and whimper a little bit. This method has gotten me out of some serious pickles.

5) You Inherited His Clothes When He Grew Out Of Them.

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If he was a punk, you were probably the recipient of some pretty dope hand-me-down JNCO jeans and ZERO t-shirts. Badass!

6) The Breakup You Had With Your Imaginary Friend Still Hurts And Has Informed Your Adult Relationships.

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You needed to grow up, so naturally your brother told you the things that your imaginary friend was saying to him behind your back. You didn’t need that Judas anyway, you had a manipulative older brother to hang out with.

7) You Have Defended Yourself By Lying On Your Back While Flailing Your Arms And Legs Like A Turtle Who Knows It’s About To Die…

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I think it was the Sphynx who said, “You must lash out with every limb, like the octopus who plays the drums.” Try this one as an adult, like at the bank or something. It should still totally work unless it doesn’t. I don’t know. I rarely go to the bank.

For Better Or Worse, You Are Who You Are Because Of Him.

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Now, if only you had a little brother of your own…

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4-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Hung Herself While Climbing A Tree

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4-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Hung Herself While Climbing A Tree

A mother living in the United Kingdom is enduring a “hellstorm of grief” following the tragic death of her 4-year-old daughter. Just days after welcoming her twin daughters, Elise Thorpe was forced to learn of her daughter Freya’s shocking death after she climbed a tree near her home in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire.

Just before her death, Freya was wearing a bicycle helmet when she went for her tree clim.

Freya slipped and began to fall off of the tree when her helmet strap caught on to a branch.

Elisa Thorpe is speaking out about the incident which took place in September 2019 despite efforts to resuscitate her daughter by emergency responders. According to Yahoo, “An inquest into her death in January 2020 ruled that she ‘potentially slipped’ and her helmet caught on a branch, causing the helmet strap to become ‘tight against her throat.’ She died in hospital two days later.”

Speaking about the incident Elise told The Sun “We live every day and night in hell, torture, sheer shock, and grief that can’t be comprehended.”

Elise told South West News Service that she and her husband “were on cloud nine after the long-awaited arrival and difficult pregnancy” of their twins Kiera and Zack. Speaking about the grief she experienced, Elise said that she would have taken her own life had it not been for the birth of her children.

Recalling the day of Freya’s death, Elise explained that her little girl had gone for a playdate.

“In the early afternoon, Daddy had to go off to collect the special milk from Boots pharmacy in Cowley for the twins, as they were allergic to cow’s milk,” Elise Thorpe explained about how her daughter had been invited to play at a house just a 10-second walk away.

Freya had gone outside without her mother knowing.

“I had a gut feeling I wanted her home. Shortly after, I saw an ambulance at the end of the road – I panicked, at the time not knowing why I was panicking,” Elise told SWNS. “I called my husband to say I was going to get her back from the house behind. He said, ‘No, I’m five minutes away, stay with the babies.’”

“I saw his car go past and not return from the little cul-de-sac. I knew something was wrong,” she went onto explain. After spotting her husband speaking with a firefighter, Elise “grabbed the twins and rushed to a cordoned area where she saw first responders working desperately on Freya.”

After two days of waiting at John Radcliffe Hospital, the Thorpe family learned Freya could not be saved.

“I never stepped foot inside my home again. This is something I also lost and miss to this day — my home,” Elise went onto say. “Had I not given birth only 10 days before we would have taken our lives in the hospital that night, without a shadow of a doubt… We have had so much support over the last 18 months and we can’t tell you all how much that’s helped us through and for that I can never thank everyone enough for the support, kind words and donations – even from those we’ve never met.”

“But we’ve also experienced scrutiny and abuse from people who’ve asked, ‘Where were the parents? How could they let her out alone?’” she added sadly. “It has caused family rifts from relatives and judgment all because people didn’t know Freya wasn’t in our care when this happened.”

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A California Couple Who Met In Middle School Died Hours Apart From Eachother At Age 67 From COVID-19

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A California Couple Who Met In Middle School Died Hours Apart From Eachother At Age 67 From COVID-19

As the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, families and friends continue to live divided lives. Hope has come in the form of new vaccines and their distribution across the globe, however, the tragedies continue.

Now, a San Diego family, whose patriarchs weren’t able to receive vaccines, is suffering deeply.

Juan and Blanca Rodriguez passed away from COVID this past week within hours of saying their last goodbyes on Zoom.

The middle school sweethearts met in the seventh grade spent decades together as a married couple until passing away at the age of sixty-seven. Juan and Blanca met in the seventh grade, were married five years later, and went onto have four children and six grandchildren.

“He saw my mom in homeroom in seventh grade, and he said from the moment he saw her, he knew he was going to marry her,” the couple’s daughter Cynthia Rodriguez explained in an interview to NBC12

This past January, Juan and Blanca were retired and living with one of their children when everyone in the family contracted COVID-19.

Their illnesses came as a surprise to the family particularly because they had been extremely cautious.

“We quarantined. We didn’t go out. We didn’t even go to stores. We would order food delivery,” the couple’s other daughter Blanca Velazquez explained.

While the family eventually recovered, on Feb. 1 Juan and Blanca were rushed to the hospital. The couple was sent to two separate facilities and communicated with their family through Zoom.

Over the weekend, after Juan’s condition continued to worsen his family said virtual goodbyes.

“My mom was on the Zoom call, and she told my dad that she was happy that she was able to share her life with him, and she thanked him for being the love of her life,” explained Velazquez.

Juana and Blanca’s son Juan Rodriguez Jr. revealed on a GoFundMe page set up to help with funeral expenses that not long after Blanca’s call with Juan, the family received a call from Blanca “saying she was not doing well and they had to put her on a ventilator as well. The Dr. called a few hours later and said she didn’t respond to the ventilator and there was nothing else they could do for her.”

Blanca passed away three hours after her call with her family on Feb. 8 at 12:30 a.m. Later, Juan died at 4:18 a.m.

“Losing one parent is bad enough, but losing them both on the same day has been both devastating and heartbreaking. We have peace in knowing that since they were always together in life, they could not be apart in death as well,” Juan Jr. wrote. “He couldn’t live without her, so, he just let go. It’s like an epic love story, that they went together in the same day. They were the best parents,” Velazquez told NBC12.

As of Thursday afternoon, the family’s GoFundMe raised $16,897 toward its $25,000 goal.

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