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Dysfunctional Mother Causes Sibling Rivalry
What do you do when debate over what to do with a parent has to do with a little more than sibling rivalry?
Know what is winning: Often there is no single right way to deal with parents and siblings. Rather than focusing on rivalry, it can be more helpful to understand each person's point of view and see increased understanding of each other as the big win in family situations. You are also given an opportunity to learn something about yourself through these emotional conflicts. Why not appreciate the wisdom gained? ...Read more
Sibling rivalry is a symptom in which a person does not help with, schemes against, argues with, or fights with one or more siblings to an unusual degree. Sibling rivalry is normal when it is present to a small degree, but is a problem if it is severe enough to prevent or ...Read more
Psychotherapy: The most helpful approach would likely be individual psychotherapy for you -- since you're the one suffering enough to mention it. You could share your concerns with a professional who can help you explore what's happening. In the supportive space with the therapist, you can devise ways of dealing with your feelings and your mother. Your mother may not like it, but at least you will grow! ...Read more
Siblings: Some issues involve dominance, control, seeking attention from caretakers, or pursuit to excel. ...Read more
Depends...: Sibling rivalry is the perception that your sibling is getting more of something than you (attention, toys, food, etc.). Some siblings fight into adulthood but most 'grow up' when everyone moves out of the house. ...Read more
Unknown: Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to your inquiry. Potentially for the rest of their lives is the reality of the nature of 'brotherhood'. There may be periods of competition, rivalry, arguing, etc...As long as the love between them is emphasized; and they should be taught that respect of one another is of paramount importance; then "brothers will be brothers" as they say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rivalry: Due to unresolved issues with boundaries, dominance, unrealistic expectations , limit setting & control. ...Read more
Normal.: Totally, completely normal. Hang in there!Get a more detailed answer ›
Could the battle over who knows best about taking care of family occur in part, because of me, but also sisters pent up sibling rivalry and jealously?
Yes...: Families are so interesting ...And complex. Old wounds, perceived wounds, guilt, jealousy, etc can all affect such a situation. If you refer to aging parents then hopefully they handled a lot with medical power of attorney so there should not be a lot of fighting. Family meetings/counseling could help air things out and lead to healing. Everyone hopefully has the best interest of family at heart. ...Read more
That is a tough: Issue. It can be very hard for a family to decide on placement and on where to place an elderly mother. If it is seeming impossible, you may want to make an appointment with a family therapist to work through some of the issues that are preventing you from reaching a decision. It might also be helpful for you together to see a geriatric psychiatrist with you mother for additional input. ...Read more
My maternal grandfather nd grandmother both had diabetes. My mom doesn't have it but all her siblings do.Can I also have diabetes? How to prevent it??
Mother and father are both twins. None of my siblings are twins. Even my niece n nephew are not twins. How to get twins?
Random: While twinning can run in the family, it is usually a random event and there is nothing you can so specifically to "get twins". Good luck! ...Read more
My grandfather (mother's side)wasn't a twin but he had 4 sibling whom were twins and one if them had twins. What are the chances of me having twins?
Ain'tNoMathematician: I got dizzy just reading that! This is all probability analysis. And I don't think actual twins from one egg run in families. In fact if it were my family I'd run away. Ahem. Well, anyways there ARE the other kind of twins, from two eggs fertilized in the womb at near the same time, and that can run in the family(right to the bank for a loan for baby clothes! Thanks for not asking about triplets ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandfather (mother)wasn't a twin but he had 4 sibling whom were twins and one if them had twins. What are the chances of me having twins?
Unknown: The incidence of MZ twins is 4/1000 live births and is fairly constant around they world (identical twins). DZ twinning is associated with multiple ovulation and varies among populations. In the US the incidence is 12/1000 live births increasing by age from 3 to 14/1000 live birts age 20- 35. Inheritnce of a twinning tendency is uncertain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a balanced translocation of chromosomes 11 and 15.
What are the chances that my mother/father/ or any of my 5 siblings have it?
Probably unlikely: In theory, you can come by this 3 ways.A new balanced event in your mothers egg during formation, at conception with dads balanced pattern or at conception with mom's. If you have 5 sibs & mom had no miscarriages the chances are yours was a new event. Studies can be done on the parents to see if either has it.If one does then studying your sibs would be reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my family has a history of blood clotting, more my mother's siblings, but she hasn't been affected. Would I be able to start Ortho Tri-cylcen lo?
FH of clots: Would see if anyone know why there are clots and get a full work up like protein S protein C, Leiden factor V , antithrombin levels, antiphospholipid and anticardiolipin antibodies. Check family history for lupus, bechets, vasculitis. Progesterone only BCP(norethindrone) pills, impants or copper only IUDs are another choice in a family history of clots. No smoking Discuss with gyn/hematologis ...Read more
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