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a sister's bond

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Whatever you have to do, cherish your relationship with your sister. Salvage it if it’s not in good standing. Strengthen it if it’s fallen to the wayside. I can promise you that the energy you put into that relationship, you’ll get back tenfold. Maybe tenfold doesn’t even begin to cover it. Your best female friends are great—those relationships are important too—but your relationship with your sister is the best female friendship. It’s like the Gold Star Membership of female friendships.




Hopefully, you already know that that’s true. I’m not going to say that sisters always get along. In fact, while there may be no bond stronger than that between sisters, for that very reason, there’s also no fight as nasty as that between sisters. My sister and I were not always nice to each other. I remember my sister used to lock me in her room until I cleaned it for her. And I remember that when she was little, my sister used to love filming herself singing karaoke, and I loved ruining her videos any chance I got. We’d scream and pull at each other’s hair. My parents even took us to therapy once when we were very little, concerned that there was something very wrong with us.


There was nothing very wrong with us. We’re just sisters! I almost think those turbulent years were an important part of our bond today—a reason we are so close today. We always bounced back, and that says a lot. As adults, we really cherish this relationship. We speak every day. I don’t want kids, but when asked, if I did, what I’d want, “Two girls” I say. It’s just so special. I’d love to give sisterhood to girls. I think it’s the greatest gift. Here is why the bond between sisters is unlike any other.


We’re communicators

First off, women are communicators, generally speaking. While you may find that brothers have strained relationships because a set of brothers contains two men who may or may not be comfortable expressing their feelings, a relationship between sisters contains two women! So that’s two individuals who are generally ready to communicate their emotions, which will always make for a stronger bond.

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