Rakhi 2018: Tips to Strengthen your Bond with your Sibling
- Raksha Bandhan is a festival to cherish the bond between a brother and a sister
- Communicating your thoughts is the best way to reveal how you feel about your sibling
- Giving your sibling a genuine compliment can make them feel loved and respected
- This Rakhi, make sure you tell your brother or sister that you love them and respect them
Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner, and it is time for all the sisters to look for the best rakhi and brothers to find the best gifts. It is a festival to cherish the bond between a brother and a sister, and each year it becomes stronger than it was before. It is a day when everyone in India looks forward to the exchange of delicacies and gifts.
Of course, the bond of siblings is evergreen and is full of playful affection. But quarrels are a part of that bond, making it a bittersweet relationship. This happens especially when the siblings are of very different natures or have an age gap. Regardless of these factors, it is essential for a brother and sister to have a good understanding and trust us, it is a bond worth pursuing.
Communication is the Key
Communicating your thoughts is the best way to reveal how you feel about your sibling. The best thing about having a sibling is that you do not have to pretend in front of them, they will love you no matter what. If you are angry, calmly sort things out by talking and if your sibling is, then try to calm them down. Do not aggravate the situation by saying things you don’t mean during an argument. Make communication your USP in your relationship.
Respect each other’s Privacy
You may not like when your sibling borrows things without asking, especially when they borrow your favourite belongings. They are your sibling so sharing things shouldn’t be a problem in the first place but if it is, don’t worry! Gently make them understand your perspective and they might. Don’t lower your chances of getting your way by fighting with them over petty materialistic things. Respect proliferates, so give it willingly to get some.
Include them in your Life
Change your attitude of not letting your sibling hang out with you. You do not have to go out with them all the time but go out together, this will not only help strengthen your bond, but it will also allow you to know more about your sibling.
Compliment them and Mean it
Since you see your sibling every day of the week, you tend to look at their flaws and not their talents. Healthy teasing is not a bad thing but giving your brother or sister a genuine compliment can make them feel loved and respected – the two aspects that make any relationship stronger. Your kindness will bring out the best in your sibling, especially because they might not expect it to come from you.
No Better Friend than a Sibling
From hiding our secrets to fighting over things that will make us laugh later, siblings do everything together. Make your sibling your friend because they will be the most reliable one in the world. You can trust your sibling more than anyone else in your family. They will see you at your worst and still stand by your side if things go haywire.
This Rakhi, make sure you tell your brother or sister that you love them and respect them. Cherish your relationship with your sibling – they are a reflection of yourself. You have grown in the same household with the same people and a massive amount of exposure to one another – these things are enough to love them to the core.
Wish you a very happy Raksha Bandhan!
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Aug 25, 2018
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