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17 struggles you'll only know if you grew up sharing a room with your sibling

THAT’S MY TOP!

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1. First of all, there was no such thing as privacy, ever

2. You could be turfed out of the place at any second if your sibling wanted to commandeer it for their friends

3. If you had anything nice, by god you had to hide it well or it’d be stolen from under your very nose

4. And a diary? Best not. All the ‘KEEP OUT’ warnings in the world couldn’t stop them reading it

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5. The endless boundary talks were exhausting, but neither of you would ever budge an inch on what you considered your territory

6. If the worst came to worst, an actual line would be drawn to divide the room in half

7. The line didn’t seem to apply to the wardrobe, however, and clothes were subject to frequent thievery

8. This lead to massive bust-ups when the missing item was finally spotted on someone who was not supposed to have it

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9. There were tensions when it came to doing homework: Which one of you would get the relative peace and quiet of the room? You couldn’t possibly study together, you see

10. And neither of you were ever on the same page when it came to turning the lights off at night

11. You both wanted your own side of the room convey your personality as much as possible

12. And the worst thing one of you could do was put up a poster of someone that the other absolutely abhorred

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13. A couple of times, when they stayed over at someone else’s house, you got a taste of sweet freedom

14. But as soon as you got used to it, they were back again

15. You dreamed about having your own room – how you’d decorate it, all the loud music you’d listen to, the late-night reading you’d do

16. Then again, it was always great to have someone to reassure you about scary noises in the night…

17. …And to act the pure maggot with. (Though you’re 100% happy to have your own room now. Make no mistake)

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