If You Have A Sibling Of Opposite Sex, You Would Have A Better Relationship: Studies Prove
You might have some fond memories of fighting off with your sibling for that packet or sweets or for sharing of glass of juice in a birthday celebration. Research studies have found that people who have a sibling of opposite sex become better partners in their adult life.
Sibling interaction leads to romantic relations
If you have a romantic relationship with your partner, the credit should go to your sibling with whom you had spent quality time during your childhood. According to a study done at Pennsylvania State University, sibling intimacy of mixed gender type leads to better romantic relations in adult life.
If you have had equal treatment as siblings chances are that it will lead to less amount of romantic relationship distress at a later stage. This conclusion was drawn from a study conducted at University of Michigan. If however, siblings have been subjected to different parental care during early age, more relation distress surfaces at a later stage.
More the number of siblings, less is the chance of divorce
A study conducted across United States found that people who have lived among many sibling have less probability of facing a divorce as compared to those who have lived a lonely life. These findings came from a General Social Survey that was conducted across United States between 1972 and 2012.
The findings of this study found that every sibling up to seven in number provided some type of protection from divorce.
Birth Order affects relationships
A study published in “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology” found that people with older sibling of opposite sex have a better chance of having friendly interactions with people of opposite sex.
Interestingly, the study also found that people who are youngest in the family often find it easy to woo people of the opposite sex.
If by any chance you are the lucky one to have a fulfilling romantic relationship with your partner, it is high time that you thank your sibling as it is due to their efforts that you have been able to live a joyful life.