Jan 15, · Childhood rivalries can seep into adult relationships. In many cases, a lingering childhood rivalry sets the rift in motion, said Jeanne Safer, a psychoanalyst specializing in sibling issues and the author of “The Normal One: Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling.”. Dec 03, · Adult sibling rivalry is a common issue that family therapists often address. If you feel that your family isn’t making progress on overcoming this issue, it would be worthwhile to look into professional counseling for some additional help. You may also like: Estranged Siblings: Handling Difficult Relationships With Brothers And Sisters.
Jul 11, · The Sad Truth About Adult Sibling Rivalry Of all the relationships a person has during the course of a lifetime, its the one with a sibling or siblings that spans the longest number of years and is. While most parents love their adult children, it’s surprisingly common for a parent to be closer to, or more supportive of, particular adult offspring over others, sparking sibling rivalry. One study found that more than a third of adults between 18 and 65 had apathetic or hostile relationships with their siblings. Research on Parent Favoritism.
Dec 13, · Siblings who never learn to manage these conflicts are most at risk for adult family estrangement, says Katherine Conger, director of the Family Research Group at the University of California. Sibling rivalry often lingers through adulthood. By Jane Mersky Leder published January 1, - last reviewed on June 9, The new view holds that .