THE GIFT OF SIBLINGS

Catholic author Tom Hoopes writes about the 10 ways siblings improve your life – based on insights from a new book from researcher Mary Eberstadt. Hoopes writes: “A study Eberstadt cites shows that the likelihood of divorce later in life can be predicted by the number of siblings one has now: more siblings mean less divorce. Growing up seeing the opposite sex up close makes siblings ‘more confident and successful in the romance market,’ she writes, and siblings teach you how to ‘share resources, bargain and take turns’ — prerequisites for marriage.”

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