Sisters and Happiness

Deborah Tannen looks at why having a sister makes people happier.

My own recent research about sisters suggests a more subtle dynamic. I interviewed more than 100 women about their sisters, but if they also had brothers, I asked them to compare. Most said they talked to their sisters more often, at greater length and, yes, about more personal topics. This often meant that they felt closer to their sisters, but not always…

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW