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I Am a Middle Child

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    I know I have middle child syndrome.

    I always feel left out of family things but have no one to talk to. Of course, that could be because I isolate myself to prevent having anymore emotional damage done to me. I SUCKS being the dumbest when you're stuck between two genius sisters. I feel like at every corner there...
    ethai20 ethai20 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2015

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    I am the middle child of four(five) my mother

    had a miscarriage after she had me and I believe I will met him or her one day when I meet my maker. Anyways for me being in the middle absolutely stinks. I have two older sisters who are only a year apart I'm 5 & 6 years apart from them and a younger brother who I am 3 years...
    viviannec viviannec 18-21, F Jun 9, 2015

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    I have an older brother,

    and a younger sister. Love them both to pieces <3
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F Jul 22, 2014

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    it's the worse only bc you are the older sis

    as well as the younger sister so you get the worse of both worlds
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F Dec 19, 2015

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    Being a middle child isn't easy.

    You aren't the oldest so you don't get all the responsibility, but you also aren't the baby, the one who gets all the good attention. No, I was lucky to get either of those. I was forgotten about often. I don't blame my siblings for being treated like I wasn't alive, I blame...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 18-21, T Apr 8, 2015

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    I was always 'wild and carefree' 'rebellious'

    'middle child syndrome'!! They bellowed. It made no sense to me, I was already programmed subconsciously to believe I was second best already. With neurotic drug fueled traumatized parents I was a shoe in for a personality disorder.... I'm floating now..... Besides that. He came...
    creepn creepn 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    I have a sister who is 25

    and a brother who is 7. I'm 20. That's pretty crazy right?
    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    As the middle child of three (brother 2 yrs

    older and sister 1 1/2 years younger), I have truly felt the middle child syndrome. My parents were loving caring and engaged parents throughout my childhood. Yet, i have always felt like the unnecessary child. They planned on having two, a boy and a girl. When I was born...
    cdk2141 cdk2141 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I'm stuck with an older brother,

    a younger brother and younger sister. Hello black sheep. :(
    Riku007 Riku007 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2014

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    I'm also the unfavored child,

    I bought a movie for us to watch as a family with my own money and they paid me to turn it off. it's like I try so hard but can never accomplish anything
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld 13-15, F Jan 16

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    Smack Dab....

    ....in the middle. I have an older sister and a younger brother! I can relate to most middle child stories and I hate when people ask if I have "middle-child syndrome".
    SimplyLovely SimplyLovely 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    i have two sisters and they seem to get

    everything handed to them. I have been wanting to re-do my room for months and my little sister just blurted out and said that she wants a new bed a few days ago. so my mom took her shopping and they order one today. my older sister just got home from the beach with her friends...
    megangibson megangibson 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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    I have an identical twin brother called Leo

    who's older by 10 minutes. And a little sister called Lily who's 14
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    So that means the child

    who is forgotten. :( Being a middle child made me a good peace keeper though.
    AphroditexD AphroditexD 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    I have an older brother

    and a younger sister n I sometimes hate it. I feel like im ignored n neglected n that no1 cares bout me jst cuz im the middle child.
    Louisaxxx Louisaxxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Middle

    Growing up in my family I was a textbook middle child, completely lost in the void of family. My sister and I were born in the same year, exactly 11 months and 5 days apart..shhh trust me, I've heard it all!! No, birth control was not practiced, yes we are close in age...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    I'm A Middle Child And I Hate It

    I'm a middle child. I have an older sister and a younger brother. As a child, I remember my mom telling me that she wished i was a boy. I think I was only 5 or 6 at that time. But you dont forget such things. As an 11 year old, I heard my dad say that I was his least favorite...
    ash889 ash889 18-21 17 Responses May 7, 2011

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    I have an older and younger sister.

    I'm stuck in the middle and I hate it. My parents treat me completely different. I'm the one who always gets yelled at. My parents even forgot my 16th birthday because they needed to go pick up my sister from school. Sometimes I think my parents forget I'm here. I'm now 19 years...
    ctrosch56 ctrosch56 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    Im a middle child and growing up i realised i

    get the blame for most things always getting into trouble if something happened to my younger brother when he was a baby, im constantly being dragged into other peoples problems one things for sure i know out of all thee siblings we have been raised differently no matter how...
    CassidieH CassidieH 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Even though you're not the oldest,

    or the youngest, you see, Being in the middle is a really neat place to be! The middle of a sandwich is the most important part, And in the middle of your body, you will find your heart. The engine in the middle is what runs a good machine; And our family wouldn't be the same...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    Norial Norial 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    I was born into a bad family,

    with abuse, and a very cruel father.. I had two brothers, one older, one younger.. When i was four we were brought into a children's home.. The relationship with my older brother was never easy, he has been old enough to understand what was going on in our family and he copied...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    I was always playing by myself

    as a kid because my older sister and younger sister joined up. So in school I had a hard time making friends. But now as I approach middle age and a failed marriage, I'm not afraid to be alone.
    racerrex racerrex 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I am a middle child of 5,

    the other 4 are girls. Sometimes I am forgotten about being the only male in the house. My dad left when I was 5. My sisters would blame me for everything even if one of them did it. They all stuck up of each other, but my older sisters were protective of me when it came to...
    ChasLewTom ChasLewTom 18-21, M Jan 21

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    Middle Child

    I'm the middle child, I have an older sister and younger brother. I have always been treated differantly by my parents then my siblings. My siblings get anything they want, I got hand me down clothes while both of them got new clothes. If my siblings wanted to go and do something...
    Baseball25girl Baseball25girl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    Sometimes I forget that no one cares about the

    middle child.... Or just no one cares about me in general.
    Norial Norial 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    I'm just the second child.

    I don't matter as much as my older sister who I fight with everyday. She's 19, and does nothing to help with the family. All she does is spend money we're trying to save and go out with her friends. She acts like shes so angelic but when her friends aren't around she yells at me...
    ibzolib ibzolib 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    I am a middle child and get ignored

    and left out a lot. I always do good and try my best but it does not matter in my family. My younger sister always gets treated the best and it shows so much. My mother shows a lot of favoritism to my younger sister. She calls her on the phone, will text her and do stuff with...
    wisdom26 wisdom26 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    And I proud to be a middle child.

    Really, middle child is not weird, just too special to be understood. Middle child has a power in this harsh world. Probably did not match with expectations but could be more better than that.
    ask00 ask00 13-15, F Jan 18, 2015

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    Of Three

    Being the middle child, I have always felt out of place. I have an older brother and a younger sister. The fact that my family was/is dysfunctional, only heightened my sense of being "lost in the shuffle".  I had the added burden of being the oldest...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 46-50, F 10 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    It can be a drag being the middle child you

    tend to suffer from mcs which can be a good and bad thing, my parents always expect me succeed more than my other sibling at school cos my parents called me the star I was suppose to be the one that was going to join the army or navy that was their plan for me to soo do well...
    Haze94 Haze94 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    I used to hangout with this person who's baby

    died and she seemed more like my mom than my mom...
    Norial Norial 13-15, F Oct 24, 2015

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    Middle child syndrome.

    ... I'm the best behaved and have the best grades, I'm even talented But it doesn't matter cause I'm the middle child...
    Norial Norial 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    Red Head In the Middle!

    I like to say that my red hair serves as a warning sign to the general public :)  It certainly did to my two sisters.  I was happily the youngest for 6.5 years, with just one older sister - a blond.  When my younger sister was born - also blond! - I was so jealous...
    pynkcobra pynkcobra 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Don't get me wrong I love my family

    but it really sucks being the middle child
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    The 5th Of 6

    I was born in a large family and I hate it. I'm the 5th child out of 6, the youngest daughter and I never got any attention or anything. Here's the order: Older brother: Age 31. Favorited by my mom for joining the Army and was her first kid (obviously) Oldest sister: Age 29 (30...
    MissCricket MissCricket 26-30, F Aug 6, 2012

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    I have a younger (very annoying) sister age 11

    and a older twin brother age 14
    jellybean0617 jellybean0617 13-15, T Jun 14, 2015

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    I'm a middle child...

    it's awesome in the only one with brown hair and the only one who wears glasses... anyway I'm like the bowl of porridge that's just right.. not too hit and not too cold ..same goes for beds and etc.
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    My sister is 8 years older

    and my brother is 3 years younger. When I was born my sister was very disappointed I wasn't a boy so wanted nothing to do with me unless it was to make my life a misery with her practical jokes. My brother and sister sided with each other and I was the odd one out. Many times I...
    unme1 unme1 56-60, F Mar 27, 2015

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    Being in the middle means planning around

    EVERYONE else in your family and being forgotten from time to time. But it also means that you help keep the peace because you are and older child AND a younger child. It's kind of a weird thing for me. I love and hate being in te middle at the same time :/
    Bongopanda Bongopanda 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    I have 2 sisters. One is 12.

    She is annoying and rude. She doesn't respect my space, or anyone's for that fact. My older sister is 25. She is married, has 2 kids and is honestly very nice. But, she is also annoying. But, no matter how annoying they are, I love them, they are my siblings and wouldn't trade...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 14, 2015

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    Not Complaining D;

    I’m the middle child.  I have two sisters, one is 22 and the other is 11 years old.  Being the middle one can suck badly because I don’t get to enjoy my parents’ attention as much as my other two sisters do.  Their needs always seem to be above mine and my parents admit...
    meme30 meme30 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    the middle of twelve

    and the hated one the disabled one. the misake. the retard. the one with a brith deficit that never was able to control his bladder, the autistic freak the one not loved and not wanted.
    Abbenburnner Abbenburnner 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    **sorry for the essay** sometimes i think i

    have middle child syndrome because i feel left out sometimes. i dont tell my family this because they'll look at me weird and have this impression that i'm trying to get attention and i'm not. A part of me doesnt want attention at all but another part of me does. i want to do...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F Jun 13, 2015

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