Take This Test to Find Out if You Have a Sibling I Hate You Story

 

Take this test to find out if have a sibling “ I Hate You Story”.Why? Did your siblings do something to you long ago that is now a weeping  wound in your mind? Does it keep you apart- especially awkward- during the holiday season when families are flocking together under mounds of discarded wrapping paper.

 

Take the test below.

 

1. Have you told your sibling story more than once to the same person?

2.  Do you play the sibling events more than two times in a day in your mind?

3. Do you find yourself speaking to the sibling who hurt you even when the person is not there?

4. Have you made a commitment to yourself to tell the sibling  story without being upset then found yourself agitated anyway?

5. Is the sibling who hurt you a central character in your story?

6. When you tell your sibling  story does it remind you of other painful things that happened to you?

7. Does the  sibling story focus primarily on your pain and what you lost?

8. In your sibling  story is there a villain?

9. Have you made a commitment not to tell the  sibling story again and then broken your vow?

10. Do you look for other people with similar sibling  problems to tell your story to?

11. Has your sibling  story stayed the same over time?

12. Have you checked the details of your  sibling story for accuracy?

 

If you answer yes to five or more the  questions, there is a good chance you have a sibling  I Hate You “ story.

 

My Book Mom Loves You Best Forging and Forging Sibling Relationships http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Loves-You-Best-Relationships/dp/0882823213, available on Amazon, tells you how to end your sibling I hate you story and make peace.

 

Read it before the holidays. Give it as a present to your estranged sibling. Make forgiveness as a gift to yourself.

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About momlovesyoubest

Cathy Cress holds an MSW in Aging from U.C. Berkeley. Her new book Mom Loves You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships , New Horizon Press, was published October 2010. Cress’s book , Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett, is the bible of geriatric care management and is out out in a third edition in February 2011 .Her book Care Managers, Working With the Aging Family, Jones and Bartlett,2008 is one of the few major books on the aging family. Ms. Cress is the founder of GCM Consult ,working with small and national who want to add or launch GCM businesses. She is on the faculty at the University of Florida in their on line master’s in geriatric care management -GCM . She has taught geriatric care management at San Francisco State University , UC Berkeley and teaches at Cabrillo College and San Mateo College. She was founder and director of Cresscare, a GCM business, for 25 years.
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