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University of Maryland professors explore strengths, strains of adult-sibling bonds

University of Maryland professors explore strengths, strains of adult-sibling bonds

Thousands upon thousands of words have been written about research into parent-child relationships and couples' bonds.

But when it comes to studies involving one of the longest and most significant relationships a human can have — that of adult siblings — research is scant, according to University of Maryland School of Social Work professors Geoffrey Greif and Michael Woolley.

In their new book, "Adult Sibling Relationships," published by Columbia University, Greif, 66, and Woolley, 58, explore the often understudied affection, ambivalence and ambiguity of sibling relationships through the lens of middle-age adults and older. The book, suggested for...

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