It wasn’t until my sister entered high school and I was in middle school that we became close.Up until then, we could hardly be in the same room without a fight breaking out. What was I thinking? I was missing out on such a wonderful human being. Here are a few things I’ve learned when my sister became my best friend. 

1. It is much easier to borrow clothes instead of stealing them.
Before, I always tried to be sneaky and steal my sister’s clothes from her closet when she wasn’t home, but that never ended well. Now, it is so much easier (for both of us) to ask, because the answer is always yes—and now since we are both grown, we can share both ways.

2. You gain a bunch of new cool friends.
Becoming friends with my sister eventually led to becoming friends with all of her friends because we spent so much time together. And because I think my sister is cool (now), the same goes for all of her friends. Plus, since they are all older it is like having an abundance of big sisters, which is fantastic.

3. There is always someone to listen to your problems.
And let me tell you, I have a lot of them. Yes, I have friends who listen to me, but nobody really listens like my sister. She sits there and just lets me vent out everything I’m thinking (bless her heart) and doesn’t stop me. I am a person who feels every single little thing, and she knows that, so she also isn’t afraid to let me know when I’m being silly.

4. You can be your complete true self with no judgement.
After spending the day pretending to be a decent human being, it’s nice to be able to let your crazy out with someone who isn’t surprised by it. I go about my day trying to behave like a functional member of society, and it’s hard. My sister lets me be myself, no judgement. For example, I narrate my driving, strange I know, and she just goes along with it.

5. There is someone there constantly rooting for you.
Have exciting news? She is the first person who I tell. Sometimes I think she gets more excited about my successes than I do. She always has faith in me. She believes that I can do anything, and that makes me believe I really can.

6. You have a person who truly understands you.
I’m not kidding when I say my sister knows me better than I know myself. She understands all of my moods (of which I have many). I don’t know how she does it, but I suppose after spending the majority of your life with a person, you get to really know them. Since she is older, she has already had so many experiences, so when it’s my turn to go through something, she is the first one I run to because she just knows.

7. Even when you are mad at each other, she is still your go-to person.
Like I’ve said, I am an emotional person, and I take things personally (even when I know I shouldn’t). This being so, there are times when our friendship hits some waves but she is still the first person to pull me out of the water.

8. She won’t lie to make you feel good.
Tough love. It may not always feel like a good thing, but it is. My sister isn’t afraid to tell me how it is, which sometimes I really hate, but I know it’s for the best. She is really good at telling me when I’m doing something wrong, but even better at telling me when I’m doing something right. Because of this, she makes me into a better person and has helped shape me into who I am today.

9. You have someone to love you unconditionally forever.
As sisters, we have a deeper bond than normal friendships. There really is nothing that could make me stop loving my sister for one minute.

What have you learned from your sister becoming your best friend? Share in the comments below! 

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