Quick Tips: Sister Day
My two younger sisters and I have a bond
that friends envy. Here are three of our
· Be sweet to each other. When I moved back home after my husband left, my sisters welcomed me, listened without prying, and loved my son. Three years later, when I published a book, they were my biggest fans.
Sisters grow closer when they share difficulties and successes.
· Play together. My sister Sherry and I are visually impaired—we can’t drive or see colors; Kristy sees perfectly. Shopping together doubles as fun sister time. Kristy is our designated fashion consultant.
Plan sister time. It can be as simple as hanging out a park while the kids play, or setting up Facetime for long distance.
· Don’t overuse “family helps each other.” I am “the aunt who bakes,” but Sherry still asks before assuming I can help her daughter make a cake. We’re family, but we’re also busy grown women.
It’s easy to take advantage of family. Know when to ask for help and when to give your sister a break.
If you’re thinking, I don’t have a good relationship with my sister,
remember that girlfriends can also be like sisters. The same secrets