If you have a sister of your own, you know she may be a tad annoying at times, and you can argue like no other. But at the end of the day, your sister is your best friend forever.
I love my sister to death. We may not always get along, but I know in my heart she's a keeper for life.
There's no other friendship that works quite the same way as my friendship with my sister. She even calls me "sister friend," because we're so much more than just being from the same gene pool.
Here are seven reasons why your sister is not only your best friend, but your forever friend.
1. She's Been By Your Side Your Entire Life
Especially if you're the younger one in the duo, your sister has literally been there for you your whole life. She was there to celebrate the good times, and to help you work your way through the bad times.
There's really no need to say, “You had to be there,” because your sister was there.
When you're looking for a forever friend, you long for someone who will stay by your side through thick and thin.
2. She's Your Cheerleader And Your Motivation
Sure, your girlfriends can be great cheerleaders, but your sister may be the only one who selflessly and selfishly wants you to succeed.
There's always a little bit of competition there, but at the end of the day, your sister only has your best interest at heart. If you succeed, so does she.
Along with being your cheerleader, she's also your motivation. Your sibling rivalry doesn't turn into tearing each other down; instead, it motivates you to do even better.
3. She Gets You Through The Rough Patches
When my dad passed away, the only person who truly understood how I felt was my sister.
I had a ton of wonderful friends reaching out for support, but nothing made me feel as supported as my sister did.
Your sister goes through the same loss as you, and she's the only one who can really relate to the pain. You both can help each other grieve, and recover. You can't find that anywhere else.
4. She's Your Best Source Of Advice
As the older one of us, my sister will always have three more years of experience ahead of me.
When I was younger, she explored uncharted territory, like dating and college before me. She was the absolute best source of advice, because she kept it 100 at all times.
Some friends may give you advice they think you want to hear, but your sister will give you the advice you need to hear.
5. She'll Definitely Be Your Maid Of Honor
There's actually a lot of drama when it comes to picking your maid of honor for your wedding. Having a sister makes me #blessed, because I don't have to deal with any of that drama.
Your sister will probably be your automatic MOH, and there's no one else you'd rather have right by your side on your big day.
6. She'll Never Drift Away
Other friends may come and go. Distance may try and tear you apart, but when it comes to your sister, she'll never go away.
Sure, you may live in different states, but you always come together for big holidays and family events, and it's as if you never parted.
7. She's Your Ultimate #TBT
Your sister is your greatest source for any nostalgia feels you have. She is also a great source for any #TBT you need for Instagram.
When you're missing your childhood, your sister is the ultimate source to keeping you young at heart, and you're the same for her.
They say you don't get to choose your family, but you get to pick your friends. And it's true I may not have chosen my sister, but I'm so glad the fates (and our parents) brought us together.
She's easily the best friend I'll have for the rest of my life.