The Sister Knot by Terri Apter
Why We Fight, Why We're Jealous, and Why We'll Love Each Other No Matter What

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“The best book on sisters, very important and beautifully written.”—Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice

This “substantial contribution to the literature on sibling relationships” (Library Journal) explores the intricacy, friction, and love in bonds between sisters. Relationships between women are often freighted with a rocky mix of emotions—devotion and disregard, affection and loathing, admiration and envy—leading to anguish and confusion on the playground, in the home, and in the boardroom. Negotiating her layered feelings toward a sister shapes a woman’s psychology as forcefully as do her relationships with her parents. Drawing on compelling interviews and new research, Terri Apter considers the many aspects of the sister relationship from birth through adulthood. The need to fight to differentiate oneself from a sister, as well the protectiveness one feels for that same person, is explained by reference to extensive psychological and biological evidence.
 

About Terri Apter

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Terri Apter is a social psychologist and researcher at Cambridge University in England.
 
Published January 17, 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company. 304 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Sisterly love, Apter (The Myth of Maturity ) shows, isn't always pure: to differentiate herself from her older sister Sam, teenager Gina manipulated Sam into

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Sisterly love, Apter (The Myth of Maturity ) shows, isn't always pure: to differentiate herself from her older sister Sam, teenager Gina manipulated Sam into gaining weight;

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