September 14, 2002
The term “love/hate” is overused and untrue for most. More accurately, most should use “love/dislike” instead. I truly have a “love/hate” relationship with my sister – but from a historical viewpoint rather than current. I hated my sister when I was younger. Because she had privileges when I didn’t. Because she was a parent in their absence. Because they treated her differently. Now I realize it was because she was asked to do things I was not. Asked to care for children not her own. Asked to make parental sacrifices while still a child. I struggle now with reflecting newfound love.