“Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.
– Jeffrey Kluger
Just ordered The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us. I’m looking forward to checking it out. Here is the Amazon summary…
A provocative and surprising exploration of the longest sustained relationships we have in life—those we have with our siblings.
Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters. Our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales. They teach us how to resolve conflicts and how not to, how to conduct friendships and when to walk away. Our siblings are the only people we know who truly qualify as partners for life.
In this perceptive and groundbreaking book, Jeffrey Kluger explores the complex world of siblings in equal parts science, psychology, sociology, and memoir. Based on cutting-edge research, he examines birth order, twins, genetic encoding of behavioral traits, emotional disorders and their effects on sibling relationships, and much more. With his signature insight and humor, Kluger takes science’s provocative new ideas about the subject and transforms them into smart, accessible insights that will help everyone understand the importance of siblings in our lives.
I’m trying to find every bit of info I can. I have an overwhelming sense of responsibility- it’s not parenthood, more like siblinghood.