Friday, July 10, 2015


Someone once told me, " can't choose your siblings..." This isn't the typical, inspirational quote that I would usually choose to begin a post. However, this post is far from typical. Siblings are tough. Sometimes, I find that blood is about the only thing that siblings share. This may be a pessimistic outlook on sibling relationships. But, in my opinion, it's part of the harsh reality of family dynamics. (That made me sound way too much like a highschool psychology textbook.) This is what I have found out over the years. 

1. Just because you are siblings does not mean that you will be alike or similar in any way. 

2. Just because you are siblings does not guarantee that you will be close to each other. Again, sorry. 

3. Just because you are siblings, it does not mean that you will always like each other. 

I think you all get the picture. The three things I listed above make it very difficult to really bond or be close to your sibling. This can also make it really scary and disheartening. Now, imagine if I ended the post here. You have to admit, that would be pretty funny. Don't worry, I'm not that cruel. 

Here are three other things I've learned over the years.

1. Siblings show their love in strange, small ways. 

2. Siblings always have each other's backs. 

3. Siblings may not always like each other, but they always love each other. 

So, this is all of the information I've collected over the years. Let's just say, I still have a lot to learn. In general, this is what I know. Relationships with your siblings are tough. It takes work. And it definitely takes time. But a bond between siblings is like nothing else. It is definitely something to fight for and to never give up on. 

                   That's all, for now. 


  1. I never thought about my relationship with my sister as something remotely big in my life. I mean, we barely ever talk to each other. I guess we do love each other though, and it is pretty complicated. Maybe we do have each others' backs, even though we barely ever show it. Thanks for the reminder x

    The Life of Little Me

    1. Ya i totally agree that relationships with siblings can be complicated. I like to believe that even though it may not seem like it, siblings always watch out for each other. :) thanks for the comment

  2. My brother and I may fight each other, we may cuss each other out, but about one thing I am absolutely positive: I will always have a best friend in him. Thank you for reminding me how much I love my brother. Great post!

    Xx Morgana

    1. Of course, that was my main goal for this post so yay! Thank you! :)