Having a sibling is actually good for your mental health, study says

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  • A scientific study proves that having a sibling is beneficial to one’s mental health
  • Growing up with a brother or sister provides a strong bond that few people could understand
  • The study says that fighting and arguing with your sibling helps you become a better person
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A person who grew up with an older or younger brother or sister would probably conclude that their relationship with their siblings is not that perfect.

In fact, many would say that their ultimate enemies are their brothers or sisters. Or some would say that their siblings are their frenemies— a person with whom one is friendly despite some fundamental dislike or rivalry.

Arguing or having a fight with a sibling is a common family feud that could happen every day, but these kinds of fights and misunderstandings with a sibling can actually improve someone’s mental health.

A scientific study have concluded that growing up fighting and arguing with a sibling helps an individual to become a better person.

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According to the researchers of the study, having a younger or older sibling help adolescents in dealing with certain harmful adopting  behaviors, such as hesitance and fearfulness.

Squabbles or disagreements with a sibling may be messy, but the researchers have noted that these sibling fights offer an opportunity for an individual to learn how to make up, say sorry, and regain control over their emotions.

The study was participated in by 395 families with more than one child. The researchers have gathered enormous amount of data involving relationships within the family.

Many would say that growing up with a sibling is difficult, but it actually teaches a person to be more confident and less lonely.

The presence of a brother or a sister helps to resolve issues in one’s confidence, behavior, and self love. Having a sibling helps a person to deal with these issues and resolve them positively.

Perhaps, this would make us look deeper into our own relationship with our siblings, right?

Sources: Healthy Life Boxx, Study