It’s an understatement to say that your relationship with your siblings is important. Without a doubt, maintaining a healthy relationship with a brother or sister is even more crucial once you become an adult. Unfortunately, it is also a relationship that can easily be damaged. What’s worse, is that some of your everyday behaviors might be driving a wedge between you and your kin.
Curious as to whether you might be the reason your relationship with your siblings isn’t any good? Here are ways you might be ruining your bond with this important part of your family.
You can’t control your vices
When you’re a kid, your vice might be always stealing the last cookie before your sibling can eat it. But when siblings become adults, those vices become much bigger. And they can be detrimental to your familial relationships. Perhaps you are in financial upheaval and have borrowed or stolen from your sibling. Or perhaps you have an alcohol problem that has led you to neglect your relationships with your family. These are just a couple things that can ruin such an important bond.
Are you putting your vices ahead of a sibling that genuinely cares about you? If this is you, then it is time to take inventory of the things in your life. Make a conscious effort to put family first.