Anyone with brothers and sisters recognizes the power of a sibling rivalry. Sibling relationships are life-long bonds that go through plenty of ups and downs.
If you notice your siblings keeping their distance, it may be a cause for concern. Watch out for these red flags to find out if you’re the toxic sibling and how you can save the relationship.
You’re too competitive
Your siblings are often your fiercest adversaries in life. Your parents have the tools to compare your grades, extracurricular performances, and social lives as children. As adults, the success of your relationships, kids, and finances become further competition. If you obsessively compare your milestones to those of your siblings, you’ll negatively affect your relationship in various ways.
While competition is common during childhood, it’s important to grow out of it in adulthood. If you don’t, you run the risk of tarnishing your relationship for good.