Is it minimized because most see it as just brothers and sisters fighting? I'm writing a hub about it and would like to know your opinions and experiences.
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Thanks for answering, Kathleen. You're on point about the resulting consequences. Glad you had a great relationship with your brother.
I've heard of some horrific ones, Patty. You've given a lot of detail that informs us just how serious and real the problem is involving siblings. The interveners as yourself and Galadriel above, must part-take in self-care. Thank you for answering.
Exactly, Kevin, it's a vicious and sometimes subconscious cycle of dysfunctional, learned behavior. Thank you for answering.
Appreciate your comments, Paula. Thank you for answering a very tough question. I admit, it was difficult for me to read some of the responses, too. But I asked the question and got the detailed answers.
LOL...Jan....I guess we need to be careful what we ask for.....like you said, people are willing to respond and include graphic details....but that's what makes for interesting reading & learning! Accurate reporting.
You're so right, dash. We see it as "normal" because we expect siblings to fight. This "normal" sets the foundation upon which the abnormal, involving those extremes, create serious long term damage. Thanks for answering.
Yes, gmwilliams, you've touched on some important dynamics between siblings that often lay the foundation out of which one abuses the other. Thank you for answering.
Quite welcome indeed. I wanted to say more but the space was too short. Should have written a hub. Perhaps I will write yet another hub on the sibling dynamic in the future!
gmwilliams, Excellent point regarding a parent's" favoritism" towards a child."If this house were on fire and Timmy is holding a gas can and a match you'd blame me!" Sometimes this is the driving force that causes their sibling to mistreat them.