I'm an only child, but my parents did enough damage to me without the help of a sibling. My Dad is around, but more a friend than anything, and a constant source of let down the two or three times I see him and my stepmom a year. My real mom disappeared on my 5th bday to continue her life of hard drugs. I don't recall at what age, but eventually she'd send a card at Xmas and my Bday with a $100 in it, but never a return address. I yearned for that address for years. Then on my 15th bday she finally wrote a letter saying I was old enough that if I wanted to meet her, I could. So I did... I'm 30 now, and have seen her maybe 6 times since then. She's seen my 6 yr old daughter twice, both less than a year old, and never seen my son. We lived in the same town for years before she moved to South Carolina to pursue whatever it was. After only receiving Xmas phone calls, I decided to finally tell her to go away and forget I was ever born. That was 5 years ago, and I don't regret it a bit. If she loved me, she would have made an effort. She owed me the attention and effort, not the other way around. She didn't make it, she messed my head up with women and commitment so much it ruined relationship after relationship for me, and almost killed my marriage, but luckily the wife was patient. It's hard to write off a family member, but as others have said, you can only do so much, and I have to keep looking forward for my kids at this point.
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