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They were practically twins, conceived in quick succession. They celebrated their birthdays 11 months apart.

Their experiences of the same home varied dramatically.

The younger sister was resilient, self assured and held beautiful memories of growing up.  The older sister was sensitive, introverted and thought her upbringing had been less than satisfactory.

Their choices of partners, lovers, friends and interests reflected these dramatically different internal dialogues.

The question came out of the blue, like a gust of wind.  “Why do you have this insatiable need for the approval of strangers?”

The accused answered “You will never understand”.

She was right.

Sisters always are.

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