Family Dynamics 6 Steps for Dealing With Adult Sibling Rivalry How to reset your family system to address lingering hard feelings. Posted Sep 30, The Psychology Behind Why Adult Siblings Grow Apart Sibling rifts — like the rumored one between Prince William and Prince Harry — are more common than you think, family therapists say.
While two-thirds of the people interviewed for our book, Adult Sibling Relationships, describe some or all of their siblings with affection, others are described more ambivalently. In fact. While few adult siblings have severed their ties completely, approximately one-third of them describe their relationship as rivalrous or distant. They don't get along with their sibling or have.
While people often think of sibling rivalry as a childhood phenomenon, adult sibling rivalry is a common phenomenon in which adult siblings struggle to get along, argue, or are even estranged from one another.