‘Brothers and sisters are likely to have the longest relationship with a person with a disability. Usually continuing after parents have died, they can last for 70 years or more’.
This is a quote from Brothers and Sisters and the Order of Love an article by Libby Ellis from InCharge. Libby shares some thoughtful perspectives on the sibling relationship in families where there is a member with a disability. Libby talks about the importance of siblings being able to maintain their relationship on the level of sibling rather than as carer to their family member with a disability, especially once the parents have passed away. This thoughtful article gives some perspective to this common issue faced by many families.