Each member of the family has a role to play, it is a particular value for a growing individual. In this “tree”, the cousins ​​are among the most important branches . Even if you already have siblings, or even more when you are an only child, cousins ​​are  the first contact with a reality that goes beyond the walls of the house .

When we talk about the first childhood friends , we mean the siblings. However, even cousins ​​have immense value, because with them we could share the first games, the first emotions and the first secrets .

Thanks to them, during childhood or adolescence, we can get out of the dimension of the problems and the rules of everyday life. And we can get to know a small part of the world in general. Thanks to cousins, we often take our first little trips and learn to interact with new situations and new environments .


Our first friends

Not all cousins ​​are lucky enough to live in the same city, but even so  the distance does not minimize the strength of the connection . And with just a few moments is enough to recover months away. A very common phrase says “cousins ​​are our first friends” and this is absolutely true.

The relationship of affection and complicity that is created between the children of siblings is something special, precious, that is preserved. Something that remains engraved in the memory of the heart even in adulthood .

As children, during playtime with our cousins, it was normal to argue with them, as well as to make up. When we were children, we knew that the  more time we spent arguing, the more fun we had , and it was a reasonable motivation to resolve the conflict quickly.

The desire to regain the fun and forget the reason for the fight also has to do with the limited time available. This lesson about the value of time and giving weight to what really matters is something we instinctively do in our childhood, but forget all too often in adulthood.

Cousins ​​offer us an unforgettable friendship

We learn a lot with cousins. Who hasn’t had a good cousin, of whom we proudly speak to our friends? To have a reference person who always knew a little more than we do. Someone we can trust without being ashamed of the relationship with parents, has always made a big difference in everyone’s life .

It is not uncommon for cousins ​​to separate due to bad relationships that develop between their parents. On the other hand, when there is understanding and affection between uncles , it also influences their children who will relate better as cousins, generating respect and harmony in the whole family . A model that is worth repeating when they become parents themselves.

Having cousins ​​is being able to count on a  precious resource , it is never really being alone, even if one is far away. Since there is always a part of your family ready to support us at any time.

The friendship of a cousin is an important bond that lasts for years, that is consolidated, enriched despite any physical distance. As you grow up, complicity grows. The affection, trust, esteem, and beauty of having cousins ​​increases over time.

When the relationship between cousins ​​is well established from childhood, it develops into an extraordinary friendship in adulthood. A friendship that will probably last a lifetime . Because cousins ​​are important. They are beautiful

Because the cousins ​​will offer us their support when we need it most. Because cousins ​​are our special friends .

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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