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Is there such a thing as sibling rivalry?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Siblings

Some issues involve dominance, control, seeking attention from caretakers, or pursuit to excel.

In brief: Siblings

Some issues involve dominance, control, seeking attention from caretakers, or pursuit to excel.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
Yes there is, talking to a therapist is a good idea if you have one.
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Sibling rivalry

A well studied fact of life.
3 to 9 year olds, for example, have conflicts about once every 18 minutes, but in healthy relationships, there's a lot of positive exchanges too. The ability to resolve conflict with a sibling can be an extremely important part of growing up. When sibs do not learn how to negotiate these conflicts, they are at risk for becoming estranged. Reconciliation is possible.

In brief: Sibling rivalry

A well studied fact of life.
3 to 9 year olds, for example, have conflicts about once every 18 minutes, but in healthy relationships, there's a lot of positive exchanges too. The ability to resolve conflict with a sibling can be an extremely important part of growing up. When sibs do not learn how to negotiate these conflicts, they are at risk for becoming estranged. Reconciliation is possible.
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201503/why-siblings-sever-ties Hope this is helpful. Best
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