Understanding close friendships between siblings

George C By George C, 27th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Strong familial ties that bind siblings usually translate to close friendships

Understanding close friendships between siblings

Strong familial ties that bind siblings usually translate to close friendships. The enduring relations can be likened to matches made in heaven. However, it is not a given that all siblings will be close. In reality, there are many signs that show strong bonds.

They tell stories about fondest memories and your name features prominently
Siblings share countless special moments and play many roles in each other’s lives as teachers, co-conspirators, comforters; the list is almost endless. These roles cement the attachment and become part of lifelong tales of love and happy days. It is no wonder that siblings tell stories involving their brother or sister more than any other person.

They depend on you

Amidst all the difficulties that life present, you always have a shoulder to cry on. They do not judge you or ask for anything in return. Support from a sibling is a like blank check that keeps on giving – unconditionally.

They are proud of you

There are no prizes for guessing who stands shoulders above the rest as your biggest fans. None of your accomplishments are too small; they brag about them at every chance they get.

They know you better than anyone else

Whether you like rolling around in your room coated in whipped cream or leaving the toilet seat up: they know and understand you like a sibling should. They instinctively detect when the chips are down or there is a new love interest in your life. To them familiarity does not breed contempt - it strengthens bonds. Parents often call upon siblings to get inside information for things they don’t understand about you.

They share your friends and theirs

The spirit of sharing is forever strong and it extends to your social acquaintances because they enjoy spending time with you. You share the same hobbies and opinions that allow you to build on durable friendships. Your strong bonds rub off on your shared colleagues.


Brothers, Familial Ties, Family, Siblings, Sisters

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