The disadvantages of a sibling relationship

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You might sometimes wonder what you ever did to deserve a brother or sister! Between sympathy and rivalry, the relationship between siblings can be very complex… This is an opportunity to learn how to accept differences and live with someone who’s not like you.

Sometimes specific factors can create conflicts:



Whether we like it or not, we spend a lot of time with our sibling(s), and they can get on our nerves!


Age difference

Being very close or very far in age can result in differences in interests and values, which can lead to conflict.


Character traits

Just because you’re siblings, it doesn’t mean you resemble each other, and that’s normal. Sometimes these differences can lead to tension.


In conclusion: Having a brother or sister means living with someone who’s different from you. And since you can’t escape, you might as well learn to live together!


Learning how to live with differences will be very useful to you in various situations in your life. There will always be people you don’t like much or find it hard to get along with. Having a sibling is a great opportunity to practise!