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Monday, November 22, 2010

siblings from another planet.



do you ever feel like you and your siblings speak a different language?  or did you ever say, "we grew up in the same house, but you'd never guess it"?  I have.  And this article explains what I've been thinking all along.  We are all growing from our own place, and those siblings DO indeed affect us.  I love it.  They are part of what makes me ME :)

4 comments:

Laura Jean said...

It's crazy that you brought this up because just the other day I was thinking about this exact same thing. I have always felt different than my family- my sisters in particular. I used to think it was just from my depression and that I projecting ideas that were not true. But I feel healthy today and still feel a disconnect. I LOVE my sisters, and I love that I can consider them my friends, but I can't help but wonder if my insecurities are what hold me back- I feel as if they are all more sane, more 'together' than I am. So for me it raises the question- am I imagining the disconnect, or is it really there??? Too.much.thinking.Brain.shutting.down....

Joni said...

interesting. I have thought a lot about the different places in the family my sisters and I grew up. But I've always thought it odd that we seem SO similar, when observing other families, they seem more diverse in personalities. But maybe that's just my inside/outside perspective getting in the way:)

Anonymous said...

hmmmm. I would comment but she's listening. tee. hee.

-B

elizabeth said...

Fascinating article! I have read about the idea of each of us growing up in a completely different family (though it was the same family); I think when I was reading the Highly Sensitive Person. It made perfect sense. Every person is different, and their place in the family is different, so it makes sense how different events could affect each person differently. (In the book, it was referring to how events could affect each child differently and the more sensitive ones might think that they need to get over it because the others did - but really their experience was entirely different.)