ok I know that siblings are very close and share their feelings, grow up with each other, are there for each other during all good and bad times through out their life... But in recent times I could see so many problems arising in people's life due to problematic siblings... Few of my relatives who were the eldest brothers, Or married to eldest brothers of the family..( previous generation) really spent the prime years of their family responsibilities like medical needs of late start no siblings, education and marriage of siblings..they had to compromise on their own lifestyle and had to lead a very frugal lifestyle with little or no money for their basic needs at times..while younger siblings were better off in life ,bought better houses and conveniently forgot sacrifices made by elder brothers and spouse.. Very rare to see younger siblings or parents showing gratitude/appreciation for elder siblings and spouses doing their duty and going beyond duty for family.. Now very common for siblings to move aboard and stay in foreign countries very far from each other and not even maintain a hi-hello relation with siblings,.. Of course they would come running when property division occurs and they have to claim their share.. I feel so bad for my grand father and grand mother who had to shoulder all responsibilities of the family including sisters marriages..his youngers brother were good for nothing person who got into all and habits and never did a single thing for entire family..after demise of my grand dad all his sibling just disregarded my widowed grand mom and entire family .. my other very elderly relatives similar story..one of the sister had personal attitude problems and refused to live with her husband...her husband was very simple and humble person who tried to make all amends possible and work in marriage..but can an unreasonable person be convinced..became dependant on all other brothers for her survival and upkeep..she was very unpleasant and not an easy person to live with by the way, her temper tantrums and attitude problems would make life miserable for anyone living under her roof...wherever she lived she would create issues and spoil peace of mind..definitely her brothers and brothers spouses found it very tough to manage the expense and physical and mental effort required to maintain her. Many a time I heard them saying how it's a big burden to have siblings and how these days episode are lucky to only one or no siblings... Could hear of similar problems in big families where some siblings are causing problem in life of other siblings..And the children and grand children are not in touch or not even met each other.. Very rare to find families where all siblings are in harmony with each other and have family bonding.. Now a brother or sister staying in siblings house even for a short while becomes a guest ..as all lead separate lives with their own spouse and kids.. Sorry if my post is a little negative, but I attend lot of family functions and get togethers and could see how conflicts keep arising from people born out of the same womb! If anyone has inputs about this pls add..