On actress Claudine Barretto
's 32nd birthday
on July 20, she says the biggest present she received was reconciling with older sister Gretchen Barretto.
Claudine and Gretchen have been involved in a feud for a while now, one of the reasons being how they were pitted against each other in terms of their showbiz careers, PEP.ph reports.
"Binigay na sa akin ng Diyos ang ate ko.
Okay na kami ni
Gretchen. Wala na akong mahihiling pa
(God gave me my sister. We're okay now. I don't need anything else)," she is quoted as saying during an interview on GMA News TV's In The Limelight.
The reunion was emotional, Claudine says, with both of them crying tears of joy. "Yung bugso ng
emotions, hindi mawawala yun
(That sudden leap of emotions just doesn't disappear)," she is quoted as saying
sorries. Yung maraming
months na nawala sa amin, hindi na mababalik yun.
So, when it all happened, sinabi ko talaga sa sarili ko hindi na mauulit yun. Hinding-hindi na mawawala ang kapatid ko sa buhay ko. Hindi na ako papayag.
(We said sorry. We can't take back all those months that we lost, so I told myself this won't happen again. I won't let my sister disappear from my life again.)"
Claudine says their feud and reconciliation has taught her to really appreciate her siblings: "Ang sarap-sarap pala ng may kapatid.
(It's really nice to have a sibling.)" While she wonders why they had to go through so much to get to this moment, she's glad that the fight is over. "Na
-realize namin na
we cannot live without each other pala
Like Gretchen and Claudine, are you involved in a feud with your sibling? It's only natural for siblings to fight now and then, but if either of you go too far, you risk losing your relationship with an important family member. If you need help dealing, check out these tips:
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(Photos courtesy of PEP.ph)