When siblings are raised in environments where there’s conflict, chaos, rejection or a lack of protection, it has an enormous impact on how they end up relating to each-other in adult life.
A great article on the impact of childhood on sibling relationships. I think this approach encourages a more compassionate understanding of you-and-me.
Often we can question ourselves or blame the other when things get tough between siblings. Here the emphasis is on taking a look at shared history to understand the relationship dynamics between brothers and sisters.
I meet people who share painful stories of relationships with siblings: arguments, broken bonds, longed for connections, rivalry that lasts long into adulthood, assumed responsibilities.
You can choose your friends but not your family right? Well, I also believe that gaining insight and awareness into family patterns of being with one another can be hugely beneficial.