Casual dating jealousy
This continued throughout her teens, and when I started school, she had to take me there and pick me up later, too. What 14 year old wants her six-year-old little sister dragging around after her all the time?When we finally spoke - I had to steel myself to phone her - it was as if we'd never been apart.We both realised that if it hadn't been for our parents' constant meddling, we would have made up years ago.Our parents, as grandparents, quickly reverted to type and resumed their practice of measuring one child against the other. It was only when their own marriage ran into difficulties that I reached out to my sister.
She was the only person who could understand how hard it was trying to support Mum and Dad while they took out their stress on me and my family.
I’m hot, tired and thirsty, but I know if I complain I’ll get a good slap.