Be a Good Brother

Brothers finally learn to get along in Darjeeling Limited (2007)

Matthew Phan and Mustang Staff

Do you fight with your brother or sister? No one can annoy you like a brother or sister, but on the other hand, no one else can have the ability to lift your spirits when you feel alone and miserable. Tension is greatest among siblings when it seems like parents favor one child over another. One way to improve sibling relations is by sharing. Share your stuff with your brother. Also, if you are going to the movies with your friends, take your brother along with you. In my opinion, you can be a better brother if you try to put yourself in your sibling’s shoes. If your younger brother is having a bad day, sometimes it is best to give him some space.

Dr. Nina Howe of Concordia University observes that as people get older they depend more on their siblings for comfort. Brothers and sisters are the people “you have known longest in your life, and you have a shared history, remembering, what was mom and dad like [in the old days]?” (Joshua Krisch – Fatherly).