It’s a common belief that sisters are the best friends for life. However, this is not always the case. There are times when sisters can’t stand each other. Unfortunately, I am one of those siblings who has a strained relationship with my sister.
My sister and I used to be close when we were young. We would play together, share our secrets and have fun. However, as we grew older, things changed. We started to fight over small things like clothes and toys. We would argue and scream at each other all the time.
As we entered our teenage years, our fights became more intense. We would argue over our parents’ attention, friends, and even boys. Our parents tried to intervene, but it only made things worse. We stopped talking to each other and would only communicate when necessary.
When we went to college, we went our separate ways. We chose different universities and pursued different careers. We rarely spoke to each other and when we did, it was only to exchange pleasantries. I missed my sister, but I didn’t know how to bridge the gap between us.
On my wedding day, I was surprised to see my sister there. We hadn’t spoken in months, but she showed up to support me. After the ceremony, we talked and caught up on each other’s lives. It felt good to reconnect with her and I hoped that things would improve between us.
When we became mothers, we started to bond over our children. We would talk about our parenting experiences and share advice. It was a new beginning for us and I was happy that we could finally get along.
Today, my sister and I have a cordial relationship. We talk on the phone, exchange messages and visit each other occasionally. We still have our differences, but we have learned to accept and respect each other’s opinions. I am happy that we have come a long way from the days when we couldn’t stand each other.
In conclusion, having a strained relationship with a sibling can be tough. It takes time, effort, and patience to mend the relationship. However, it is possible to overcome the differences and bond with your sibling. If you are going through a similar situation, don’t give up hope. Keep trying, and you might be surprised by the results.