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Dear Poll: Have You Ever Competed With Your Sister?

Finally, the much-awaited movie The Other Boleyn Girl has arrived in theaters. Having read the book, I'm absolutely dying to see this movie, especially because it has two of my favorite actresses in the main roles, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. They play two sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn respectively, in perhaps one of the most dramatic sibling rivalries of all time over the affections of King Henry VIII.

The story is certainly an intriguing one, and while I assume (and hope) that none of us are caught in such a whirlwind of competition with a sister, this particular brand of rivalry isn't a new one. So let me ask you this; have you ever competed with a sister?


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antibalas antibalas 9 years
Our approaches to people are different. I also remember in middle and high school how the fact that beauty pageants were soliciting for her compete took precedence during family-friend/acquaintance/church parties over my above and beyond achievements in school.
antibalas antibalas 9 years
I don't deliberately compete with my sister. You know what they say about good-looking people -- they don't need to be interesting to draw people of all sorts in. She actually IS interesting and stuff, I just have to work harder at developing my personality to draw people in.
Frenched Frenched 9 years
My sister and I have a three-year gap and more than competing, we're more supportive of each other and we're pretty good friends. We've teamed up and lost a lot of weight together, I've helped her get a position in the company I work for and even though we did fight and argue as kids, there's really no competition going on right now.
demeter demeter 9 years
Never over a guy. We're 9 years apart. But she's a little snot and she's so self-entitled so we pretty much fight about her attitude.
looelladeville looelladeville 9 years
My sister and i are so different we could not find one thing to compete over . We could not act ,think , look any different . Yet we have a really healthy relationship.
yaliyah yaliyah 9 years
My sisters and I are soooo different that there isn't much of a point to compete. I pale in comparison to their looks and their smarts. My step sister is a different story. My stepmom always tried to pit us against each other because we are a year apart. I am insulted by her attempt because we are beyond different - I'm a MD2B, she is a bipolar mess who is regularly in and out of rehab and has illegitimate kids that she doesn't have custody of. After 10 years I think my stepmom got the point, but I will always be annoyed that she would consider us anywhere near equal...
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
lickety split, Try not to worry too much. My sister and I had our problems and we had our fights, but now that we are older we realize that we are our only sisters :) and we Love each other so very much. We share everything and help each other through problems. We are 4 years apart so we haven't always been the best of friends! But we do realize that we will always be there for each other and be each other's rock if something comes up.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
these comments make me kind of sad. i have daughters and i want them to be close and support each other. i don't get the whole competition thing (only child here). just tonight my younger 2 were seeing who could hula hoop or jump rope longer. i said "does everything have to be a competition?" and my 9 year old said "just the important things" and then we all cracked up laughing at how silly they were being. i reminded them that someday it will be just the 2 of them (our oldest daughter is severely disabled) and that they will be so thankful they have each other when their dad and i are gone. there is enough room for everyone to be their best self, why not embrace the best your sister can be. would you want her to be a failure or unsuccessful? i would think it would wonderful to be able to talk about how fablous your sister was. and who else will remember the christmas you got your easy bake oven and your dreamy first crush with you? your sister is part of you.
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 9 years
no sister here either
JuliusCaesar JuliusCaesar 9 years
I wish I had a sister to compete with! I've got two younger brothers.
bikinib7 bikinib7 9 years
We have a 13 year age difference, which is kind of awesome because we didn't really have the chance to fight that much since she was out of the house by the time I was older.
Bookish Bookish 9 years
Not so much anymore. When we were growing up, it was really bad. My parents sort of played us against each other so we'd try to compete and do better at school and at our minimum wage jobs. So ridiculous!
we competed for attention nd academics, we styll do
Meike Meike 9 years
I have no sister but I do have a brother. We competed in academics and martial arts.
emalove emalove 9 years
Not even close. My sister and I are the best of friends. She has my back 100%, she definitely doesn't try to compete with me! Nor do I.
SMEEheehee SMEEheehee 9 years
My sister is 3 and a half years younger than me. Even though we've never had the same friends or anything, we've always argued and competed. We still don't get along and I'm 23 and she's 19.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I'm an only child!!!!
rickimc rickimc 9 years
No sister to compete with, so I don't know.
Marci Marci 9 years
My sister and I are only a year apart so you'd think we might have some areas we'd be competitive about, but we're so different that it's never been the case.
lynn2007 lynn2007 9 years
I have two sisters, one half sister who is 9 years older than me, we really don't compete that much. However, my younger sister is only 13 months younger than me, so we've pretty much competed our whole lives. Nothing that would generate any hard feelings, its usually all in good fun.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
No sister, just a brother.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
No ....not with either one of my sisters(one is younger,the other is older) but i suspect my younger sibling was in her own silent competition with me at times.
mnp mnp 9 years
I compete with the sister who is only a year younger. I don't compete with her but she does it with me. She is always out there to prove that she is better than I am. But I also think that our birth order causes this to happen, too. My sister is the middle child and I am the oldest. I don't compete with my baby sister at all; she is 5 yrs younger.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
No my sister and I are 6 years difference in age and shes still very young (13) but me and my cousin who is only 4 months younger than me grew up like sisters and competed ALL the time, but not really over boys, mostly clothes and friends haha
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
no, bc we're so different! she's medical, i'm marketing. and i love her to death!
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