6. Having someone that always understands what you're talking about even if you're not making any sense
Whether you’re quoting movies or TV shows that no one else watches or references (“You’re right. You’re right. I know you’re right.”) or just blabbing on about nothing in particular, chances are your sister is the only one who will understand everything you’re saying. Thanks, Steph! (That’s my sister. She’s the best.)
7. Having someone who will be brutally honest about dating/potential partners/everything about love
If my sister isn’t on board, then I’m not on board when it comes to dating. You’re not the exact same person, but you know each other so well and can usually tell when a romantic sitch is A-OK or should be tossed in the Dumpster. My sister is one of the only people I super trust to be totally honest about this stuff.
8. Having someone who's a no-questions-asked cheerleader when you need one
Earlier this year I decided I was going to send a snap to my sister whenever I worked out to keep me accountable. And she’s always there with a Bitmoji of encouragement or a brief “You go, girl!” video back.
Sometimes, you just need someone to be there for you, whether it’s big or small stuff, and that’s when sisters really come in handy.
9. Having someone you can totally and completely be yourself around
Because your sister is always honest with you, because she knows you so well she can understand your crazy references, and because you can trust her to be there whenever you need her, you can be yourself around your sister. Believe me, my sister knows me. The real me. We all put up a wall at work or in friendships, and some of those walls are necessary for like, public decency and stuff, but around your sister, you can let loose and be the real you. And there’s nothing as comforting as that.
10. Having someone who knows exactly what to do to make you laugh and feel better
Because you know each other so well, you generally know exactly what to say to make your sister feel better at any given moment, exactly what she needs to hear to laugh and put aside her problems, even if just for a moment.
Having a sister is a total joy. It’s not like we’ve never fought (oh, believe me, we have). And even though we live on opposite sides of the country at the moment, we still Facetime when we’re waiting for salads (15 minutes — ridiculous) and sometimes we even do this thing where we call each other and press play on the same movie at the same time so we can watch it together. We’re cool like that.