If you were asked to name the most important person in your life, you may say your mom, your dad, or even your best friend. But don't ever underestimate the bond of a great sisterhood.
Your sister may not be the first one to come to mind because the reasons she's important aren't so obvious.
Her prominence is more subtle.
Sure, she's your sister, and could even be one of your best friends, but she's so much more than that.
If you have a close relationship with your sister, you should feel so fortunate, because you really hit the jackpot in the sibling department.
Here are six reasons why your sister is the most important person in your life.
1. She's Brutally Honest
Sure, the truth can sting sometimes, and you may rather just listen to your friends who politely say what they think you want to hear... but you need the truth.
When it comes down to it, your sister only wants to help you.
You probably don't get that unfiltered, brutal honesty from anyone else in your life but your sister, and it's something you have an endless supply of.
2. She's Been There For Everything
You and your sister grew up together. You may have hated having to share a room, or despised the fact that her room was closer to the bathroom, but she was always there.
Since you were kids, you knew she was someone to reach out to for all things, and it's still true through your adulthood.
Your sis is like the awesome sidekick you can always turn to for help.
3. She's Not Going Anywhere
Some friends come and go, but you can't get rid of your sister. She's forever a crucial part of your life.
4. She's Your Closest Confidant Who Totally Gets It
Where your mom might fail to fully understand things like dating apps, texts from the guy you're talking to, or even Instagram, your sister always gets it.
When you need advice, you need someone who naturally can relate.
Luckily for you, your sister totally understands and comes in clutch with the advice you were hoping for.
5. She's Always On Your Side
When you're fighting with a friend, the other friends may try to be the peacekeepers. It can be frustrating.
Your sister has no ties to anyone other than you, so she will always be on your team. She can be the ultimate soundboard whenever you're in need of venting time.
Literally, talking to my sister has helped me endlessly, because I can get everything off my chest knowing she has my back... regardless of the situation.
6. She Has Your Genes
No one else can understand your body like your sister.
When I was going through years of acne problems, my sister was the only one who could give me the indispensable advice that no dermatologist could give.
Sharing genes means you can share life hacks that only work for you and your other half.
You may take for granted all of the priceless reasons why your sister is the most important person to you. Sometimes, I forget, too.
Don't make the mistake anymore. Let your sister know how much she truly means to you.