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Friday, January 15, 2010

Maintaining a Relationship with your Sister

8 Tips for Maintaining a Relationship with your Sister

By Virginia Smith--Christian fiction author of the upcoming Third Time's a Charm, the third, and final book in Virginia (Ginny) Smith's Sister-to-Sister series.


In today’s busy world, it’s easy to let a relationship slide. That’s true regardless of whether you live nearby or far apart. Here are some tips for maintaining a strong relationship with your sister.
Scheduled Phone Calls – Communication is the key to any relationship, so don’t leave it to chance. Select a specific day each week for an uninterrupted phone call. Put your sister on your cell phone “Favorites” so you can talk free.
Text Messages – Texting is the preferred method of communication for one of my sisters. Be sure you have unlimited texts on your cell phone plan.
Utilize the Internet – Email and social networking sites like Facebook are wonderful ways to stay connected. On Goodreads and LibraryThing you can keep track of what your sister is reading, too.
Skype – If you both have a computer with a camera, this software allows you see each other while you talk – and it’s free.
Letters – Email is wonderful, but there’s nothing like reading your sister’s words in her own handwriting.
Cards – Next time you browse the card shelves, pick up several funny ones and tuck them away in a drawer. Send one every so often to surprise your sister with a laugh.
Sister Sleepovers – Even if you live near one another, there’s nothing like getting away from it all with your sister. Schedule an annual sleepover at a lodge, or hotel, or even at someone’s house. Leave the kids at home, and focus on having fun with each other.
Start a Tradition – Create a tradition you share only with your sister. For instance, my sister and I exchange ugly ornaments at Christmas every year. We spend months shopping for the ugliest ornament we can find, and love the competition of seeing who “wins” that year.

2 comments:

Lucie said...

Miralee, I love your new blog! When I was secretary at my church I remembered looking up that very picture of Jesus and using it over and over because I thought it was beautiful...so glad that you used it too!

I received your book Love Finds You in Bridal Veil Oregon and the cover alone is sooo pretty! I will be sharing the book and book marks at our next Chick Lit meeting in February...I just started reading it tonight :-)

Blessings,
Lucie

LucieInCA (at) aol (dot) com

Edna said...

I really like your new blog, but I have lost 5 of my sisters and the only one I have left is 89 years old and has alzimers. So I can't even talk to her.
I am the baby and have seen 7 of my siblings die, 1 brother and 1 sister left, so please enjoy your family while you have them

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