Which relationship is better – the one shared by a brother and a sister, a sister and a sister or a brother and a brother? As we grow up, we observe the different relationship dynamics that exist between the different types of gender mixes in sibling relationships. Typically, two brothers are seen to fight more than get along with each other. In two sister relationships, there isn’t much fighting but more of love and cooperation though competitive under-currents are known to exist in more rather than less cases. A brother and a sister relationship is a fun relationship since there is almost an equal mix of fighting and attachment. It is also a relationship that gives each sibling exposure to the fine differences that exist between a boy and a girl which can be very valuable learning for life.
The exact nature of such brother-sister relationships also depend upon the age of each sibling. Older brothers are known to be quite protective about their sisters and such relationships are usually quite pleasant and loving. There is very little fighting or negativity that exists in these sibling relationships.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan is also based on the same foundation of the brother protecting his sister and taking care of her in time of need to ensure her well-being and safety throughout her lifetime. The sister, on her part, sends a Rakhi to her brother on this festival to convey her wishes for her brother. Ideally, if the brother and the sister live in the same town, they come together along with other members of their family to celebrate the day. The sister ties a Rakhi thread on her brother’s wrist and prays for his well-being. The brother presents a token of his love in the form of a Rakhi gift or cash on the occasion. If you don’t live in the same place as your sibling, you can send Rakhi to India to your brother or Rakhi gifts to your sister through online gifting portals that make sending Rakhi to India extremely convenient.