Friday, October 29, 2010

Does having sisters make you happier?

I was unaware of this recent study.

Sisters and Happiness - Understanding the Connection -
“Having a Sister Makes You Happier”: that was the headline on a recent article about a study finding that adolescents who have a sister are less likely to report such feelings as “I am unhappy, sad or depressed” and “I feel like no one loves me.”

This article discusses possible reasons for the study's results. The article links to several studies showing similar results.

I am one of 5-children, 3-boys and 3-girls. I was close to my siblings growing-up, but not so much now. However, I know I can count on every one of them if I am really in a pinch. It's nice to know they are there.


  1. Hi Kit :) Growing up , my sister and I were not as close as we are now...and that's not *too close* but it's okay.:) We miss each other and it will be so good to live back home again.

    She and my brother-in-law got mad when I moved to Florida...never came to visit me here, but we still love each other.

  2. "I know I can count on every one of them if I am really in a pinch", that's how I feel. I am still fairly close with both sisters but I also know that all my siblings pull for each other when needed.