October 5, 2011
A sister is more than just family; she is a best friend that can never be replaced. She is the sunshine that brightens our days, and the rain clouds that bring the fiercest storms. When two sisters grow up together they have more things in common than most people ever find with someone else. She is more than just another member of the family. The bond with her is one none can break or bend when two sisters truly love each other. She is the therapist people pay thousands for, the comfort a blanket cannot provide, a place of refuge when the world is hectic. Sisters are much more than what most people think.
Throughout the years sisters have their times of ups and downs. During the early years in a sister-to-sister relationship, the two girls learn what to do in order to push each other’s buttons. According to the Oxford English Dictionary a sister is a female who share the same parents, but is also defined as a female in relationship to another person (1989). After living with someone for so long knowing what to do in order to annoy her is as easy as breathing. This is the growth period of a lifelong relationship. In order to fully get along in the future there has to be a time of disagreement and frustration between the two sisters. However, even though there are differences during the first years there are also times of joy and great bonding. To an adolescent everything is new and getting to experience these events with a sister brings them closer together. In the North American Journal of Psychology Michele Van Volkom researched the height of sibling rivalry, the closest siblings in age during adolescence had the most competition between each other (?). This statistic explains the fighting that occurs during this stage of life. It will all change in a matter of years for these two girls. Once the two sisters grow up and begin to mature their relationship changes dramatically. Instead of fighting and competing against each other...
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