The saying goes “You Can’t Pick Your Family”. Our friends are selected by us based on similarities and common interests. But the same can’t be true for our siblings.
There are many reasons we should make it a point to maintain positive relationships with your siblings:
The challenge we will face in adulthood is how to keep applying the sibling principals that were so handy in childhood into our adult relationships. It becomes so easy to find that you are not similar with your sibling and therefore it’s easier to walk away. You feel your friends understand you and your sibling doesn’t, so why bother trying
Below are four tips to remind yourself about your siblings:
Your sibling relationships are some of the most authentic relationships you will have in your entire life. They have known you in several stages in life and can continue to be an impact in your future. If there is a hope for a future relationship and a willingness to let it go, that’s a start! And if you are ready but unsure of where to start, find a therapist or counselor who can work with you on this journey.
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