3 Terms That Have Helped Me Understand the Well Sibling Experience

3 Terms That Have Helped Me Understand the Well Sibling Experience

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3 Terms That Have Helped Me Understand the Well Sibling Experience

Studies about healthy people with chronically ill siblings are rare. Almost every study examining the psychological impact of illness on the well siblings begins, “This is an underexplored demographic.” This doesn’t surprise me. I’ve been a well sibling since age 3, as my younger sister has cystic fibrosis, but I never heard that term until I began working to better understand myself. I’m also new to the various terms I’ve encountered in the scant research…

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