That is a very natural reaction. What are you sparing him from? My brother tries to spare me from his illness. But that will make me worry more when he tries to hide symptoms from me.
I TRY to spare my brother from some of the details of my life, especially if I think they will upset him. But my brother can sense a hole in a story faster then anyone. Now that he’s more energetic, he’s more curious and he pays attention. There is no getting around him.
So lately I just have to come clean and hope for the least amount of reaction. He’s been coming clean a bit more about what he feels and how he feels. It just took some work setting some boundaries so that we could come clean with each other and not cause panic or drama.
We had outside help with setting the boundaries.