But upon my birth, a cloud blocked out her place in the sun.
Again, she was forced to forgive me as the baby of the family.
On her ninth birthday, I discovered her present of a box of chocolates and ate the lot.
I'm sure my parents’ open disappointment at my sister's failures in her romantic relationships is what drove me to marry my childhood sweetheart at just 24.
I was terrified of their scorn if things were to go wrong.
From the age of ten, she was expected to make my breakfast, prepare supper and look after me.