I have one older sister and she is my only sibling. We are 3.5 years apart in age, so there were some years that we hated each other growing up and some years that we got along really well. Now, we are both grown adults and doing our own thing in different states, so we mostly just appreciate being around each other on the rare occasions we see each other. What I’ve learned from this is that no matter what happens or where you end up, your big sis will always be your best friend. Sibling love is a special bond we should respect and cherish. There are just some things that never change when your sister is your best friend!
Why Your Sister Will Always be Your Best Friend
She was your first friend
From the first moment she started talking to you through your mom’s belly, she was your safe place. She was most likely the first to know you were having a bad day (most times because she fought with you over bathroom time while getting ready for school in the morning,) the first to know about the guys you liked at school and the first to get into fights with your bullies. Whether you would have chosen her to be your friend is irrelevant because she simply knows too much about you.
Her friends are your friends
Probably, maybe, because you didn’t give them a choice and it somehow ended up working out. About half of my friends in high school and beyond would not have been my friends if I hadn’t at some point invited myself to their sleepover party with my sister. When my sister moved away to college, some of her friends stayed and took on her role as my safe place for heart-to-hearts and coffee runs. Any hopes for separating yourself from your sister after you start your “own lives” should be forgotten because she’s basically a part of your regular group now.
Her family is your family
Literally, her family is your family. No matter how great your “outside” friends are, they will never fully grasp what it means to be your family member who spent their first 18+ years of life in the same house. The quirks, habits and arguments are something special to your relationship with your siblings. No one else in this world will ever understand the unfortunate gene which was passed down to both of you or the imaginary friends you came up with. They just can’t, and they won’t. That’s okay. Their role in your life is simply different.
Why will your sibling always be your best friend? Which of these reasons do you relate to the most?