The Basic Example of Love-Hate Relationship
Day 11 of the challenge and the past three days have been predominantly getting more personal than I’ve ever thought.
But maybe, just maybe, due to the distance, we just know how to get along automatically nowadays.
You will understand the struggle of having another person in your household to get the fair share of love from your parents. That was actually what I used to think back when I was just entering my adolescence. Even if you only have a sibling or two at most.
Same can be said for my younger and only sister. She will have the same thoughts, even if she doesn’t say it explicitly. But the older we get, the more we understand that we don’t have to demand that much from our parents in terms of how much love each of their children get because they are trying their best to love them equally.
I don’t really talk that much to my sister, especially the fact that I am now six-hours away from her. We are four years apart that seems actually not that far when you think about it. We still have some moments, where we misunderstand each other.
But maybe, just maybe, due to the distance, we just know how to get along automatically nowadays. Even at some point, she is one of my support system as well, especially when I was ghosted by her kost-mate (housemate in Indonesian) that I used to like (eugh, why should I elaborate this?). The fact that she still holds a little grudge towards her (former) housemate because of the ghosting makes me realise that she’s far stronger than I thought she is.
After that, I now can finally understand that we get each other’s back. I am not a perfect or even a good brother to her but at least I am learning to be one. I hope you’re doing well, sis. Take care.
Written for #30DaysWritingChallenge