Having a sister sometimes feel more like a curse than a blessing! But now scientists have found out why we should be grateful for our sisters..
Having a sister can sometimes feel like less of a blessing and more of a curse because no one knows how to get under your skin quite as she can. If we're being honest, she's pretty much a pro at it and knows every move we make.
But if you look past all the pointless bickering, cold-shoulders, and venomous insults, you'll realize that life is just better with your sister around. And as it turns out, look what scientists have found about sisters!
What scientists have found about your sisters might be very hard for you to accept as it's quite the opposite what you usually think about her. A 2010 Brigham Young University study found that not only is life better with your sister, but your mental health is better, too. According to the study published in Science Daily, your sister puts you in a better mood and has a positive effect on your mental health too.
To come to this conclusion, researchers conducted a study involving 395 families with more than one child and at least between the ages of 10-14. They studied all the dynamics of the family and waited for one year to confirm the data they have collected. And they found something actually!
“What we know suggests that sisters play a role in promoting positive mental health, and later in life, they often do more to keep families in contact with one another after the parents pass," Alex Jensen, assistant professor in the School of Family Life at BYU, told Motherly.
And you won't believe it, having a brother also have a positive effect on you! It all has something to do with sibling affection and the way they support us indirectly, no matter the age gap or gender.
So be grateful of your siblings, no matter what they do as its the story of every house. We need to give them a bit more credit. Especially our sisters although they steal our clothes, roast us every now and then, eat our leftovers, and the list goes on and on...
But they are very much beneficial for our mental health and we should always remember the better side and move on.