Sibling Rivalry

Fighting, jealousy, hatred, or competition between brothers or sisters, not necessarily blood related, is called sibling rivalry. Factors that can result in sibling rivalry are competitive nature, lack of parents attention, family dynamics, and stress.

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She always blames someone for everything. Guide me how to handle this?

Query: Hi, I think my wife has BPD. She always blames her sister for everything. Please guide me how to handle this?  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your one liner problem description is very difficult to answer; though I will give a shot at it. What makes you to think that your wife had Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Has she been diagnosed by a psychiatrist or you yourself think that she might be having s...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for extreme anger in a 13 year old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, My nephew is 13 years old, weighs 45 kg, and his height is 135 cms. He sometimes becomes so angry and beats his younger brother and sometimes when things are not given to him, he becomes angry and tells he wants to go out of the house. He likes only his father and not anyone else. We ...  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would have answered the query more appropriately if you had included a little more information regarding his day to day activities, his academic performance, his peer relationship, etc. Anyways, regarding your query, it can be due to sibling rivalry, or it could be du...  Read Full »

I feel lost as my parents are not caring me equal to my brother. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a girl 20 years old. I am the eldest in my family, and I have a 7 year old brother. I am always fighting with my family. My parents nowadays do not care about me, and they were only thinking about my brother. I believe that my brother is the main reason for everything. I want my pare...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is pretty common for a family especially when there is a small kid to give more attention to him. Most often it is not deliberate. I understand you are facing difficulties because of that. My advice to you will be to see things in a positi...  Read Full »

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