The other day on the radio I heard a man say that the relationship between siblings is the closest thing to the relationship between a husband and a wife.
I loved that and had never thought of that before.
He said they share a sink in the morning when they might feel like punching them. I am completely paraphrasing. :) But the example that you learn to get along with someone that you live with every single day really made sense to me.
You learn to share your space, your time, your belongings.
You learn to get along and deal with issues or else you realize you will be stuck being miserable.
You learn to talk and express yourself with someone who most likely does not see things the way you do.
You learn to depend on eachother, ask for help and offer help.
You learn to forgive and ask for forgiveness.
What valuable skills for marriage! All of those are so neccessary for a strong, healthy relationship.
I also think that these things are true and that you get a great learning period with same gender siblings, but definitely boys learning better to understand girls and vice versa definitely is a plus!
Had you ever thought of the sibling relationship like this?