6 Tips for Making Your Brother or Sister Your Best Friend
We all have that one annoying sibling, the one who teases you, bullies you, and basically exposes you to the embarrassing side of life. Although these things are hurtful, we have to admit that siblings can be funny as well. Just take a look at some of these funny quotes about brothers and sisters, and I’m sure you’ll agree.
Trust is important in any relationship, whether it’s between two friends or two siblings. If you’ve got something important on your mind, don’t hesitate to share it with your sibling. You don’t need to worry about being judged harshly if you tell them something personal, they’re on your side and want what is best for you.
Siblings have a special bond that only they can share. You probably have lots of secrets that you’ve kept from people outside of the family but never from each other. So start talking. It might feel weird at first, but after a while, it’ll feel normal.
The best way to get closer with someone is by spending time with them in fun ways. So go on an adventure with them, maybe a campout or even just a simple day trip to a nearby city. The important thing is that you both enjoy doing this activity together.
If you’re lucky enough to live in the same city, take advantage of it. Make plans with your sibling to do something fun together. It could be anything from going to a movie to going on a hiking trip in the mountains. The point is that you should try to get out of your comfort zone and do something new together. This will help build memories that can last forever.
Help each other out
If one of you gets a job that pays well but has long hours and a lot of responsibility, consider helping out with things like babysitting or paying bills. Or maybe one of you needs help getting through a difficult period in life, like a divorce or death in the family and just needs someone else to talk to about it so he or she doesn’t feel alone during such an emotional time.
If you want to get close with your sibling, then you need to make sure that they know that it’s okay to let loose and get silly sometimes. Get into a tickle fight or play hide-and-seek until one of you is ready to give up (or until mom comes looking for you). You don’t have to get so competitive that you both end up red faced from laughing too much or covered in grass stains from rolling around on the ground. Just enjoy yourself.
Siblings are a great source of entertainment, so don’t be afraid to get a little out of hand. While there’s nothing wrong with some good-natured ribbing, it’s important not to cross the line into meanness and cruelty.
Laugh a lot.
Siblings often spend hours laughing together, whether it’s at a joke or at each other. Laughing together creates a connection between people that makes them feel more comfortable with each other. If you don’t have much experience laughing with your brother or sister, try watching TV shows or movies together where the characters have funny dialogue. Or tell funny stories about yourself so that they can get to know who you really are.
This is important for any relationship, don’t try too hard to be something that’s not real. Your brother or sister knows what an authentic version of yourself looks like already, so don’t try to change things up just because they’re around. Be yourself because that’s what makes the two of you such good friends.