Having an elder sister is probably one of the best things ever. Sure, they can be a bit of nag and also a bit annoying but at the end of the day, it’s pretty hard to imagine your life without them. As you grow older, the relationship changes in many ways, but at its core, it will always remain as one of the most important relationships you’ll ever have. If you’re having a bad day and just can’t seem to stand your elder sister, here is something to remind you why she is the best gift ever!

1. She always has your back.

Come what may, your elder sister always has your back. When it comes to dealing with your parents or getting you out of trouble, you can rest assured she’ll do it. Sure, she’ll give you s**t about it later but it’s always a great feeling to have someone, who has your back.

2. She always knows exactly what you’re going through.

Whether you say it out loud or you don’t, she always seems to know that something is bothering you and she won’t rest until she gets to the bottom of it. At times it can get a bit annoying but you always know that it’s coming from a place of care. Sometimes, even just one hug from her can make everything better.

3. She always spoils you.

Whenever she gets the chance, she will spoil you. It’s something she likes doing and honestly, everyone loves being spoilt. She’s also like an ATM! Whenever you’re a bit broke, you can go to her with puppy eyes and ask for money. Sure, she yells at you and lectures you about your spending habits, but at the end of the day, she’ll give in.

4. You’ve got a life-long best friend.

Your elder sister is the first best friend you’ll ever have. People and friends may come and go, but she will always be there in your life. No matter how much you fight with her or how far you drift apart, she will always be there for you, any time of the day.

5. It’s like having a second mother.

Having an elder sister is literally like having a second mother in the house. She yells at you when you f**k up, she always coddles you and when you’re down, she will always cheer you up. She loves spoiling you rotten! You’re her munchkin and you mean the world to her. No stone will be left unturned when it comes to you. That being said, she won’t shy away from bringing down the hammer on you if you piss her off.

6. She has experience and knowledge that you don’t.

One of the biggest advantages of having an elder sister is the fact that she’s seen a lot more of life than you have. This comes in pretty hand because when you get stuck, you know you’ve always got someone to turn towards. The experience you lack, be it work, academics or even about dating, she makes up for that. While it’s good to learn from your own mistakes, it’s also pretty good to have someone guide you through stuff.

7. You’ve got your own secret form of communication.

It’s pretty great to have someone you can communicate with, without saying anything. For some odd reason, you guys just know what you’re thinking or talking about. Sometimes, the entire conversation happens with just eye contact. Also, it’s pretty funny when you meet their crush or the other way around. It’s the little interactions with each other that make the bond all the more special.

8. No matter how bitter it is, you’ll always get the truth from her.

You can be sure that no matter how bad it is, she will always tell you the truth. She never minces her words and she isn’t afraid of calling you a hobo if you look like one. While sometimes you just wish she could lie, you actually appreciate the bitter honesty. There is never anything fake between you.

9. You’ve got a cheerleader for life.

Every milestone or special occasion you have in life, you know she’s going to be there, cheering for you. She’s always proud of everything you achieve, no matter how small or big it is. That being said, while she will always be your biggest fan, she will also be your harshest critic.

10. You’ll never feel like you’re alone.

At times, you’ll get on each other’s nerves and fight like maniacs. However, at the end of the day, you know she will always be there for you. She will never let you feel lonely and is always by your side when you need her. There’s not an ocean she won’t cross to make sure she’s with you if you need her.

What is the one thing that makes your bond with your sister special? Let us know in the comments below.

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