|Kyle & Kim in happier times|
If you have a sister, then watching these two women fight is kind of heartbreaking. I mean, I know most reality TV shows are scripted and fake, but Kim and Kyle are so emotionally raw and tense and irrational when they argue, you know it’s not made up. It’s exactly how siblings fight. After trying to mend their relationship, they’ve ultimately chosen not to be in each other’s lives for the time being. (I blame Brandi Glanville, #teamkyle).
I’m totally rooting for Kim and Kyle to work out their differences, because there’s nothing like the relationship between siblings. No one quite understands me in the same way as my brother and sister. My older sister and I are basically the same person. We find the same things funny, the same things infuriating, and we both have the moves like Jagger on the dance floor. Our husbands often bond over our (flawed) similarities saying things like “the saedi sisters strike again…”
|me & my sis. best friends forever.|
But not everyone is as tight with their siblings. I've heard parents of only children explain that when it comes to having more kids, there's no guarantee their children would even have the close sibling bond anyway. My first reaction is usually: “well, that’s pessimistic”--- but I guess they have a point. My dad is one of the kindest, most easy-going, coolest guys out there, and he hasn’t spoken to his youngest sister in years after a falling out. He's proof that no one's immune from a sibling BLOW OFF. And who can blame Mindy Kaling for not talking to her crazy right-wing brother who pretended to be black, while applying to med schools.
So what’s your relationship like with your siblings? Have you ever had to blow them off for a period of time? Share your story in the comments section below!