Above all, never forget that your sibling relationships are by far the most lasting and arguably the most important relationships in your lifetime. As Huff Post reports, authors Stephen Bank and Michael Kahn write in their book, The Sibling Bond, that a sibling relationship “lasts longer than our relationship with our children, certainly longer than with a spouse, and with the exception of a few lucky men and women, longer than with a best friend.” You may lose touch with friends over time, but your siblings will be around for the long haul. When life throws you curve balls you’ll want your brothers and sisters in your corner, and they’ll need you as well. Dedicate some effort to nurturing those relationships, and cherish that support system and sibling love.