siblings

Téa Mutonji with her sister, Ornella (Nella) Mutonji

Dear sister: ’I wonder if my silence played a hand in your suffering’

’I had been conditioned to believe that racism was no longer real. So my approach to bullying and abuse has been to suck it up,’ writes Téa Mutonji in a letter to her sister. ’Now, I wonder if I should have spoken out so that, seven years later, you didn’t experience it too.’
When the bully is your other kid

When the bully is your other kid

Sisters squabbling is one thing, but real cruelty from a sibling can be scarring
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Why it’s OK to play favourites

Stephen Asma argues that liking one kid over another is natural
In praise of (sometimes trying) siblings

Oh, brother: Barbara Amiel on siblings

In praise of (sometimes trying) family ties, bittersweet love and infuriating stubbornness
Sibling rivalry. (Shutterstock)

Why it’s not your fault you can’t stand your sibling

Psychotherapist Jeanne Safer on toxic brothers and sisters