Here’s one for all the little brothers and sisters who got BULLIED by your siblings when you were younger. You might actually get the last laugh in the end.
A new study found people who were bullied by an older sibling are more likely to have mental health problems as an adult, like anxiety and low self-esteem. BUT, the older sibling who did the bullying is even MORE likely to face those same issues.
It’s not clear if it’s a cause-and-effect thing, or if kids who bully their siblings are just more prone to mental health problems in general. But if you’re still angry at them for making your life a living hell, just know they might be even more miserable long term.
However, the knowledge older brothers and sisters drop on us more than make up for the trauma. Like anything from today’s list of the Top 5 Things Older Siblings Taught Us.