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How long is it normal for two brothers to have a sibling rivalry?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Coming from a family of 5 boys, I can testify that sibling rivalry can last a lifetime. That doesn't mean it's a bad thing, but competition among siblings is common and probably normal. If it causes major rifts, then that needs to be addressed.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask Cain

It can last a life time, although usually after late early adulthood things quiet down a bit.

In brief: Ask Cain

It can last a life time, although usually after late early adulthood things quiet down a bit.
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