Siblings hold a big value while growing up. A new study has found that more the number of siblings one have, less likely they will get divorced in future.
It is said that living in an environment of big family with brothers and sisters makes humans gain trust in relationships and bonding. It makes them value their relationships more than those who are grown up in a small family with no siblings.
The study was conduct by University of Ohio. They have analyzed over 60,000 adults. The study included both who are married and those who are separated.
It was found that for every additional sibling, either a brother or sister, there are 2% less chances that he/she will get divorced.
Donna Bobbitt-Zeher, who is a researcher said, ‘’the real story appears to be how family dynamics change incrementally with each sibling.More siblings mean more experience dealing with others and that seems to provide additional help in a marriage.’’
Doug Downey, from University of Ohio, who was also involved in this study said, “There are a lot of other factors that affect divorce that are more important than how many siblings you had. However, we’re finding that the number of siblings is a factor.”
The study also claimed that the adults who have got seven or more siblings are least likely to get divorced. They have got the most balanced and comparatively happier married life.
The study is going to be presented on Tuesday at a meeting of American Sociological Association in New York City.