4 Reasons Your Sister Is Good for Your Health (And Deserves a Present)

Jeanne Sager
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sistersIt's time to stop complaining about your sister and send her a present.

The bigger, the better.

That's because yet another study has come out proving what we female siblings have always known.

Having a sister is good for your health.

1. She keeps you from getting depressed. According to a new study in the Journal of Family Psychology, sisters prevent teens "from feeling lonely, unloved, guilty, self-conscious, and fearful."

2. She motivates you. Psychologists at De Montfort University and the University of Ulster found sisters encourage "emotional expression" and basically help you work through all your baggage.

3. She socialized you. Siblings of both genders are "agents of socialization," say researchers. In other words -- they keep you from being the jerk who won't share when you walk into kindergarten.

4. She's yours. And you're stuck with her, so make the most of it

Now please excuse me, I have to go call my brother. He owes me big time.

Do you have a sister?

 

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