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Sibling relationships: A source of support

Having a brother or sister can be fantastic! It can be like having a friend and can provide support in difficult times. A sibling can help you experience a lot and learn many things.


This is the longest relationship you’ll have in your life – much longer than your relationship with your parents, a lover, or your friends!


Your brother or sister will always be at your side and the solidarity between you can be useful in facing your parents and the challenges of life!


Sometimes a brother or sister can be a role model: we want to be like him/her and he/she inspires us. But don’t forget that you have your own personality!


Maybe because they grow up together, there’s something unique in the way siblings understand each other.


The sibling relationship is a complex one, but we learn to accept it and change along with it over our lifetime.