Sister Act

The relationship between sisters can be both nurturing and tormenting. Read on for essays about lost long sisters, unloved siblings, and reveling in rivalry. Cover Image: ArekMalang/Shutterstock
A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters

By Nancy L. Segal Ph.D.

Jen Bricker grew up idolizing Olympian Dominique Moceanu from afar. Then came an incredible discovery.
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Do You Like Your Sister?

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.

Imaginary sisters are perfect, but real sisters rarely live up to the ideal.
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Sisterhood and Friendship in Older Adulthood

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.

Sisters may revel in rivalry in their youth, but it's a special relationship!
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Unloved Daughters and Their Siblings: Five Common Patterns

By Peg Streep

When a mother is unloving, it affects the whole family.

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