Are you close to your brother? Many people see their dad as the most important man in their lives, but your brother is also probably one of the most important men in your life. From always being there for you to keeping your secrets, check out 12 reasons why your brother is very important to you.
1. Your conversations could go on forever.
Whether you’re talking through your problems, reminiscing or just having a laugh together, you can stay up talking until 3 a.m.—and the later it gets, the more fun the conversations become.
2. He loves you no matter what.
Your parents love you a lot, but if they knew everything you’d been up to, they might give you a pretty harsh telling off. Your brother knows everything you’ve done, and he will always love you no matter what.
3. He always has your back.
Sometimes your brother feels like your bodyguard, because he is always ready to help you with a moment’s notice. After getting rid of bullies, mean friends, and bad boyfriends for you, you’re pretty sure he is your real knight in shining armor.
4. Your happiest memories involve your brother.
Your favorite childhood and teenage memories always involve your brother in some way—probably because he was hilarious from the moment he could start talking.
5. Even if you haven’t spoken for months, you can pick right back up.
It isn’t a problem if you two haven’t spoken for months, because you can always just pick up where you left off. He understands that life is complicated and busy, and he knows eventually you’ll ring him for a catch up—and you’ll both fully update each other on everything you both missed out on.
6. He is happy to share everything with you.
The last slice of pizza, his favorite DVD, his old T-shirt; if you want it, he will give it to you—although you might have to haggle with him for it.
7. He always knows how to make you laugh.
As you grew up together, your brother influenced your sense of humor without you even realizing. He can crack you up with just one sentence or facial expression, even if other people have no idea why you’re both laughing.
8. He keeps all of your secrets.
Your brother knows most of your shameful, embarrassing secrets, but it’s fine; you know he would never betray you—and if someone else did, he would immediately defend you.
9. Your advice is important to him.
Even though he loves to rile you up, your brother loves you and respects your advice. Even though he has watched you make some seriously questionable decisions, he looks up to you and always going to you first for dating, career or life advice.
10. He was one of your favorite roommates.
You thought you hated sharing a bedroom with him when you were a child, but now you look back and miss the funny times you had, from secretly staying up super late to always having someone to chat to.
11. You two have a secret way of communicating.
You and your brother can have an entire conversation from start to finish in facial expressions and unintelligible sounds, and no one else can figure out what you’re saying—not even your parents or significant others.
12. He will always make an effort with you.
If you feel down and you tell your brother, he always asks what he can do to make you smile. From driving over to visit you to staying on the phone with you until he knows you are alright, he will do anything he can to make sure you’re happy.
What did you think of this list? Share it with your brother and see what he thinks!