When Bran arrived back to Winterfell, obviously every time he met another member of his family they hugged him and were very happy to see him. He never kept it a secret that

he was actually not Bran, and that Bran is dead.

Yet, everyone kept treating him as a Stark family member.
He was there in every meeting and council and also in a closed family-member-only conversation, even though he was actually a stranger.

Why would they let the Three-Eyed Raven keep Bran's status as a part of a big house family, including him in meetings of the highest ranks, and of course, keep showing affection as you would to a brother?

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    I think you’ve picked up an incorrect idea somewhere. Bran never died, and so that was the Bran that they know. – Mike Scott Jun 16 '19 at 9:28
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    Bran didn't die. It was two unfortunate bystanders who were burned and presented as Bran and Rickon because the real Stark boys successfully escaped. – Anthony X Jun 18 '19 at 0:02

Because Bran is the Three-Eyed Raven and the Three-Eyed Raven is Bran. Neither technically died as Bran became the Three-Eyed Raven when the previous one died and Bran himself never died. When he’s saying he’s not Bran anymore he’s just referring to him becoming the Three-Eyes Raven not that he himself has died.

And of course just because a family member starts acting weird doesn’t mean they’re not your family anymore. He is still Bran and still their brother, just a weird version of himself.

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