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Why the Sister-Sister Relationship Is Always Love-Hate

Why the Sister-Sister Relationship Is Always Love-Hate

A sister-sister relationship is special in many ways. Few people will understand your childhood and the things you’ve gone through better than a sibling. When it comes to sisters, though, we constantly oscillate between loving and hating one another. Your sister will likely be with you for some of your best memories in life, but also have a special knack for getting under your skin. And she’ll say the same about you. You might be fighting like cats and dogs or acting like best friends, but the sister-sister relationship is never boring.

You borrow things from your sister…

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    What’s better than always having an extra closet to look through? Having a sister means you double the clothes to pick from (as long as you share similar styles).

    …but she always steals your clothes.

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      On the other hand, your sister is more than likely to steal your things without asking, and possibly never return them.

      You’ll always have someone to vent to…

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        Having a sister is an incredible way to vent your social and romantic troubles. Your sister always seems to have experienced something similar.

        …but sometimes she’ll spill the beans.

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          Unfortunately, many sisters have been known to share certain people’s secrets. (I.e., yours.)

          You get each other in ways no one else can…

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            Growing up in the same house with similar situations means that you and your sister understand each other better than almost anyone else. It’s truly a special relationship, one that you likely won’t experience elsewhere.

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            …but people always expect the two of you to be the same person.

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              At the same time, because people see you together so much, many of them expect the two of you to be the same. Not only that, teachers, friends, and others will undoubtedly expect you to have the exact same traits as your sister.

              You always have someone to get advice from…

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                Having a sister around is the perfect sounding board when you need advice.

                …but sometimes you get advice you didn’t ask for.

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                  Unfortunately, that same source of wisdom likes to give advice even when you’re not in the mood or don’t want to hear it.

                  You have a partner in crime…

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                    Having a sister is great because you have someone to go to when you need to pull off a scheme. Last-minute Halloween costumes, forgotten projects, or toilet-papering an ex-boyfriend’s house are all game.

                    …but sometimes she’ll blow you off.

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                      That is, if she’s home. If you’re the less popular sister, your sister will sometimes blow you off for her friends.

                      You have someone to cover your weak spots…

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                        Sisters are great because they’re willing to help you out in ways you’re not skilled. Whether that’s homework, your social life, or any other concern, they’ve got your back.

                        …but sometimes they’ll steal the spotlight.

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                          However, having a sister with things to teach you means she is also likely quite talented. Just as people expect you to be the same, sometimes it can be difficult to avoid being caught your sister’s shadow.

                          You always have more makeup and hair products at your disposal…

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                            Just like having another closet to pick through, having a sister also means having extra makeup and beauty tools at your fingertips.

                            …but sometimes there’s not enough room in the bathroom to breathe.

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                              If your sister is really into beauty tools, you might find that sometimes the bathroom doesn’t have enough space to brush your teeth in.

                              You have someone to help you with your social life…

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                                Sisters are also great tools for your social life. Whether you need someone to give you advice, or simply an excuse to get you out of an unwanted commitment, sisters will usually come to the rescue.

                                …but it’s not fun if you’re the less popular one.

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                                  If your sisters are more popular than you, it can be difficult to struggle socially while watching your sister have it all.

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                                  You always have someone who understands why that time of the month sucks…

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                                    Another serious positive to having a sister is someone to commiserate over your monthly visits.

                                    …and someone to fight with when you’re both in a bad mood (at that time of the month).

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                                      With lady troubles come hormonal problems, and it can be easy to get really catty with each other when both of you are on different sides of your cycle.

                                      You always have someone to borrow female protection from…

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                                        Sisters are also there to bail you out when you need feminine protection. Whenever you are out and about, but don’t want to ask someone you’re with, a sister always bail you out.

                                        …but she also might use the last tampon without getting more.

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                                          Similarly, sisters are known to take the last tampon from the bathroom without asking Mom to buy more.

                                          You have someone to shop with…

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                                            Sisters can be an incredible shopping partner, especially when you share similar styles.

                                            …unless she looks better in everything you try on.

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                                              It is slightly frustrating, though, if you go to the mall and everything looks better on your sister.

                                              You can have a sleepover with someone every night…

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                                                Sisters are also a lovely part of life when you’re young and get to share a room. Sharing toys and a bunk bed can make it feel like a sleepover every night.

                                                …until you’re old enough to need your space.

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                                                  Then your shared room becomes an estrogen-packed prison.

                                                  You’re adorable in matching outfits when you’re little…

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                                                    And the pictures will make your future significant others melt.

                                                    …but when you’re teenagers you could kill each other for showing up to breakfast in the same outfit.

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                                                      Especially as teenagers, sisters stubbornly commit to their outfits. Especially when you show up in the same thing, it can be frustrating.

                                                      Featured photo credit: beautiful hipster young women sisters friends in the city via shutterstock.com

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                                                      Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                                                      50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                      50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                      Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                                                      It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                                                      It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                                                      Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                                                      Quotes for self-assurance

                                                      1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                                                        2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                                          3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                                            4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                                              5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                                                6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                                                  Quotes about positivity

                                                                  7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                                                    8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                                                      9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                                                        10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                                          11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                                            12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                                              13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                                                Quotes for work and success

                                                                                14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                                                  15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                                                    16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                                                      17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                                                        18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                                          19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                                            20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                                              21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                                                22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                                                  23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                                                    24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                                                      25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                                                        26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                                          27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                                            28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                                              29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                                                30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                                                  31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                                                    32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                                                      33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                                                        34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                                          35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                                            36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                                              37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                                                38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                                                  39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                                                    40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                                                      41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                                                        42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                                          43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                                            44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                                              45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

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                                                                                                                                                46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                                                  47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                                                    48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                                                      49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                                                        50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                                          51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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