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Sibling Squabble

Sibling Squabble

“That’s mine!” “You’re acting ridiculous!” From the childhood banter to knock-down, drag-out fighting, siblings have relationships that are typically fraught with equal parts love and hate. While you should definitely do everything you can to develop a healthy relationship with bro or sis, you may actually be getting something good from the minor skirmishes you have.

A long-term study conducted at the University of Indianapolis showed that those who bickered with their siblings through childhood and into adulthood learned how to get over disagreements as well as stand up for themselves—two important qualities in any relationship! So if your sister is still the glue to your rubber, don’t sweat it—you’re helping each other become better communicators. A word to the wise: you might want to leave some of your fighting words for sibling rivalry only. “Shut up, doody head” might work at home, but we don’t think it will score points when you’re trying to get along at the office. [Psychology Today]

Posted: 4/9/08