Question by  wiltond (37)

What can be done about adult sibling problems?

The problems are just getting worse.


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

There is not much that can be done because the older people get the more they seem to be set in their ways. Counseling may help though.


Answer by  GilFinn (2065)

You have to get rid of selfishness, fear, resentment, anger, stubborness, and ignorance. Then, a very large portion of forgiveness is necessary. Until then, nothing will be solved.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

Someone must say, "Let's do our best to get along before something tragic makes us regret it. " Unless there is alcoholism, addiction or mental illness: be compassionate, straight and honest.


Answer by  adalbert (71)

Family counseling or intervention services may help. Most adult sibling rivalry is carried over from childhood when one or more children may feel they are in competition for their parent's affection and or attention.Other sibling rivalry problems may stem from a more traumatic childhood such as: sibling incest, parental alcoholism or drug use, etc.


Answer by  Priyasundar (84)

Adult siblings problems can only be solved if the concerned parties themselves want to have it resolved. An elderly family member can sit them together and talk through the issues that have been bothering them. The spouses of the siblings or other siblings could also help. They would have to meet in the family gatherings so its best to solve


Answer by  Rose (6804)

The best thing to do is to put distance between you and your sibling and let things cool off. Once this has happened met in a neutral place to discuss the issues.


Answer by  tawhida (11)

It's a common problem. I think friendly conversation with the adult sibling can help with the problem. There's also another thing, parents also can help in this matter.To solve this problem both sides need to compromise.


Answer by  RosieRose (18)

Childhood is where sibling problems germinate. Siblings must address the source of relationship problems by conversing openly, and avoiding blame. Family history can not be obliterated over-night, so be patient.


Answer by  ApprenticeJenn (959)

If you live in the same area, family counseling from a therapist or minister will help get to the root of the problems. Even if you live far away, individual counseling may help you deal with the issues more constructively. As adults, you could aways agree to go your separate ways.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

You can separate them and make sure they don't see each other. When they're at that age and still arguing then they can't even be in the same room.


Answer by  Fritz (608)

I would say if you cannot work things out among all of you by trying to talk out your problems, then maybe some professional family counseling would help the situation.

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