Why Your Sister Is The Best Friend You’ll Ever Have

Why Your Sister Is The Best Friend You’ll Ever Have ©iStock/Oinegue

Sisters are seriously the best friends you could ever have. They get you better than anyone else in the world, kick you in the butt when you need it, and love you even when you’re being completely stupid. She’s the best for these 10 reasons, and about a million more:

  1. She’ll always keep your secrets. Sisters are the most loyal friends and never share each other’s secrets- possibly because you beat each other up so many times for blabbing in your youth. You can trust her with things you wouldn’t tell anyone else, because she’s your #1 confidant.
  2. She’s got your back, even when you’re wrong. Whether you’re fighting with a friend or boyfriend, or just getting into it with a random stranger, your sis is always on your side, 100%. You can count on her to be on your team, even if you’re the one being a loser. She’s your guaranteed back you.
  3. She’s your designated drinking buddy at family gatherings. Boring family event to go to? You and your sister have already figured out who is hitting the liquor store on the way and who you will trick into DDing you home. When family obligations suck, count on your sister too have a few too many with you and mock your relatives without them realizing.
  4. She taught you all about sharing. She taught you to share by taking your most prized possessions without asking, sometimes destroying them. As adults, you share each other’s clothes, make up, career tips, and love advice. You enjoying sharing now, because you get more than you would have on your own, and it’s an easy way to make your sister happy.
  5. She loves you unconditionally. You can mess up from here to the moon and your sister will always love you. She doesn’t disappear on you when you hit a rough patch- she’s around for the highs and the lows.
  6. She knows exactly how to cheer you up. Whether you need some alone time, a hug, a crazy night out, a Netflix binge, an iced coffee, or a triple vodka, your sister can always sense exactly what it will take to pull you out of your funk. If you’re feeling sad, she’ll be there to cheer you up, without needing to be asked.
  7. You have an unlimited supply of inside jokes. You have an entire lifetime’s worth of inside jokes and they never get old. You can reference something funny you said five years ago and she’ll not only know exactly what you’re talking about, but one up you with a quote from seven years ago.
  8. She’s your biggest fan, cheerleader, and supporter. She believes in you more than anyone in the world. She encourages you to chase your dreams, be your best self, and never give up. She’s your life coach and cheering section all in one.
  9. You get over fights almost immediately. Sister fights can be brutal, but they’re over almost immediately. You don’t hold grudges or resentments and you’re back to laughing in no time. You can say the most screwed up insults to each other and before you know it, it’s like it never happened.
  10. She’s the only one that understands your crazy parents. When you just can’t cope with your f*cked up parents, your sister is always there to vent and commiserate with. No one else gets it like she does, and no one ever will.
Holly Harris is a freelance writer, full time student, and mommy to a toddler sass monster. In her (nearly nonexistent) free time, you can find her lifting something heavy in her home gym or chugging vodka sodas with friends. She contributes to several other sites, including Elite Daily.