A young-adult female twin posted these sentiments and gave me permission to share them on my blog.

Twinship is a blessing. It’s a feeling of togetherness. It’s an unbreakable connection. Twins live in their own small twin world. They are the happiest pair when they live together. They never do anything wrong because they always have a teacher. They never fear going up against anything because they have twin support always.

The problem starts when twins have to leave each other. It’s not a choice, it’s a hard decision. They lived in their own world for so many years that it’s hard to adjust to the real world. It’s difficult for them to judge new people who were not there in their small twin world. Making friends is like going out of their comfort zone. Their struggle starts when they try to recognize themselves as an individual. For them, knowing themselves is more difficult than knowing their twin. They do not know how to connect with people because they never did before by themselves. They don’t know how to appreciate people. They don’t talk much because they talked to each other.

Dedicated to all the twins—there, near, and dear once.


Image courtesy of Wagner Cezar (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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