Learning To Love Themselves And Each Other As Individuals
The initial adjustment was difficult for Kendra and Maliyah. They’d spent the first four years of their lives as conjoined twins, never spending a second apart. It created a sense of combined identity that was difficult for the girls to unlearn. With the support of their parents and a team of professionals, the girls began to learn to love themselves and each other as individuals. Kendra and Maliyah spoke extensively on their Youtube channel and in interviews about this period. They described the oddness of the initial period of separation and their ultimate gratitude for the difficult choice their parents made. In fact, the twins have expressed that they have such different personalities that they couldn’t imagine being forced to spend every second of every day together! Erin and Jake have expressed their pride in interviews for the well-adjusted, strong women their daughters are growing up to become. Despite all the worry, risks, and continuing medical treatments, the Herrin family is content that they made the right choice.