Siblings Not Encouraged to Be Close: In healthy families, we encourage our children to be loving and close to each other. In narcissistic families, children are pitted against each other and taught competition. There is a constant comparison of who is doing better and who is not.
Sadly there are jealous women out there that talk smack instead of worrying about their own means of becoming successful. See what happens when you keep your mouth shut and eyes open... you become successful and can hold your own! Relay on no one but yourself.
True! And I know I need the reminder, for patience is definitely not my strong point! Reminds me of the quote attributed to George Washington Carver ... "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in life you will have been all of these."