5 Beautiful Benefits of Having a Sibling

Today is Siblings Day! Growing up, we have all tolerated our siblings with heavy annoyance as we shared our lives and home with them. Siblings often come with an innate knack to trigger our irritability, sometimes leading to frenzied fights. Some of us have spent our childhood in competitive spirit vying for our parent’s attention, while accusing parents of favouritism. But the shared memories with siblings, remain one of the most endearing facets of our childhood leading to blessed beautiful benefits in adulthood.

Relationship Building

Most of us could fill a book, listing out the annoying qualities of our siblings. Yet, the relationship survives the maddest fights, enduring even the most irritating quirks in a sibling. Very early in childhood, siblings learn to get along despite differences. Siblings often know the worst facet of each other, but continue to care for each other through childhood into adulthood. The sibling’s relationship is our first start towards developing healthy, successful relationships in the world teaching us how to sustain healthy relationships in adulthood.

Lifelong Friendship

A sibling is your first and oldest friend, who knows you inside out. The shared bonds and life experiences make them the best pals, whom you can connect through thick and thin. As we grow older, the siblings end up becoming one of our closest friends. As one grows into adulthood, sibling relationships evolve into an unvarnished friendship where you can be yourself without any fear of being judged or worrying about underlying motives.

Partners in Crime and Fun

Siblings are the ones who know your most embarrassing secrets and often, enjoyed together the exciting naughty escapades. Your sibling is your constant partner in crime during childhood, which remains some of the most cherished memories of our lifetime. The best part of your childhood is always such shared secrets, tucked away to rejoice in adulthood with fondest memories.

Own Personal Cheerleader

One of the biggest privileges of having a sibling is the birthright to annoy and irritate them, as you deem fit. But, if the sibling is meted out such treatment by an outsider, the same brattish sibling will be the first to rush to your defence. As the relationship grows into adulthood, siblings continue to be the fiercest critic and protector guiding you through life’s journey of challenges. A sibling provides the much needed security cover through life.

Happier and Healthier

Having a sibling to have fun with is one of the most cherished childhood memories. The beautiful memories of shared laughter, fears and tears carry over to adulthood in the form of looking out for each other. A sibling is always the go to person to alleviate your problems and cheer you up, when the going gets tough. According to research, a close bond with sibling is known to keep your stress levels down, and also improve your overall health later in life.


All said and done the happier moments with your siblings far outweighs, the not so good side. So, take time out on Siblings Day today to reach out to your sibling and thank them for the treasured benefits of their presence in your life.

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