Study: Siblings who fight have lower divorce risk

August 13, 2013 12:59:00 PM PDT
Do your kids fight a lot with each other? That may actually help lower their divorce risks as adults.

A new Ohio State University study shows growing up with siblings makes you less likely to get a divorce later in life.

And, each additional sibling decreases your divorce risk by two percent with the effect leveling off after seven siblings.

Researchers say growing up with brothers or sisters helps develop negotiating skills the ability to consider others' views and talk through problems.


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