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Book Review: On Recovering from Sibling Rivalry

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

“I had an older brother, but he was never a brother to me," Jeanne Safer writes. "We spent our childhoods at the same address with the same biological parents, ate dinner at the same table every night, and even shared a room for a few years at first, although we never shared a single confidence while we occupied it.”

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Dr. Pat Consults: On Sibling Rivalry in Midlife

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Conflict between siblings is so ubiquitous that I would guess that on a word-association test most people would say “rivalry” when prompted by the word “sibling.” But what’s more surprising is how much of the conflict persists as we age. Here, a clinical psychologist lays out five common issues that persist, often well into mid-life (and beyond).
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