I'm a new poster here. I hope this isn't a bad topic. I am deaf in my right ear with a cochlear implant in my left. Before that I had severe hearing loss that degraded over time. The CI works well in my case. I have an older brother but I do not have a good relationship with him. It's pretty much non-existent. He never hung out with me in middle school or high school and I constantly felt left out by other people too because I couldn't hear/catch up and everything. So I missed out on a lot and never went to prom. Went through college but had to drop out due to severe depression and stuff. He ended up getting married and has a nephew who I barely see due to our relationship. He's financially successful and all while I am in an apartment - but I have no personal complaints about that, considering. I am just wondering if anyone has a sibling who has a disability or if you yourself have one that has impeded your relationships with your sibling, significant other...family friends or whoever...I don't really want to get in touch with my brother but would like him to make the first step since he has pretty much ignored me.