3 Best Things About Living with Your Sibling

It feels like you've never left home sweet home

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

We've said it before and we're saying it again, choosing to live in a condo unit is practical compared to commuting every day to work or school. The next big challenge would be to find someone you can share the space with. Of course, you can't just invite anyone! You can ask your best friend, an officemate, or someone you can share the responsibilities with. You don't really have to search far and wide! Invite your sibling to live with you. It's more fun, secure, and your parents won't worry too much.

We've listed down a couple of reasons why living with a brother or a sister is the best: 

It makes the space much more homey

If you live far away from the family home, there are days when you miss your parents too much and the feel of being at home. This holds true especially during days when you have problems and challenges at work. Having your sibling around makes it easier for you to cope with stress as you have someone to talk to. It feels like you've never left home at all! 

They make it easier to adjust to the new space

Imagine living in a new unit with a person you're not really close to. It definitely takes adjustment to a whole new level. Living with a sister or a brother is easier since you are already aware of each other's quirks, habits, and routines. 

Photo by Marc Jao.

It makes your bond stronger

Now that you have each other to lean on in your own little home, we're sure that your bond is stronger than ever. If before, you only get to spend time during family meals and bonding activities, this time you get to do most things together. Each task or errand is an instant opportunity to bond and you get know each other better, too!

Photo by Rene Mejia.

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