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I Am a Middle Child

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    Jealousy Comes With Envy - I have 3 other siblings: my brother is the oldest then i have and older sister and a younger sister. I've always envyed my younder sister because she is...
    aliistotes aliistotes 16-17 Jul 27, 2009

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    And at times it kindave sucks.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I am the middle child between 2 brothers......... it wasn't easy LOL
    genny12 genny12 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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...
    pynkcobra pynkcobra 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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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...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    I've Just Made It Worse - I'm a textbook middle child. I have a sister one year older than me and a brother two years younger than me. Growing up, I was always called by my...
    Louffox Louffox 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Favouritism Sucks =[ - I am born second out of four children. I am only a year and a few months older than one of my younger brothers. To be honest I am really glad i started...
    crayon123 crayon123 18-21 Jul 21, 2011

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    Being The Middle Child - While, I think I am the most mature of all of the kids. I have two 10 years old brothers with autism and one big brother who is 15. My little brother are...
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    Textbook Middle Child Syndrome - I am the middle of 3 girls. My older sister is a "mama bear" boss and my younger sister is a spoiled brat. I'm lost somewhere in the middle with...
    DarinFan DarinFan 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2012

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    Middle Child - Im scared to be the middle child. My mom is supposed to have her baby this week. I keep reading stories about being the middle child. Seems horrible sometimes. But...
    flyingunicorn1 flyingunicorn1 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    I Just Hate It (but It Comes With Benefits). - I just simply dont like being in a middle of the family. Being in the middle is tormenting because i dont get much attention from my...
    regieJR regieJR 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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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...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 27

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    After 18 Years Of Being The Baby - I was the baby of the family for over 17 years. In August 2010, something amazing happened. My other older sister got married and moved out! I...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Got an older sister and a younger brother. I don't think I have "middle child syndrome" though. I don't really crave attention and think my sister got to do everything first and...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Well of my dad's I am. I am his third child out of four total. Of my mother's I am the oldest.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Me... - I'm the middle child... Not the first born, not the baby... The second one. I may or may not have "middle child syndrome" I don't know. All I know is I'm the best one...
    Riff76 Riff76 36-40 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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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...
    Mockingbird0 Mockingbird0 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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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...
    creepn creepn 22-25, F Mar 6

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    And It Shows - Peacemaker, negotiator, easy to forget. I was smart and learned from my big sister's mistakes, though.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2010

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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...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    Middle Children Unite! - I'm totally not into blogging. but this website is pulling me in. Specifically all the stories from fellow middle children. I'm the fourth child out of...
    1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Balancing Act - I am a middle child. I have an older sister and a younger sister. It's just now that I'm starting to understand my role in my family. Growing up I've always felt...
    sarahlissa sarahlissa 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    Smack dab in the middle, 2 older sisters and a younger brother and sister😩
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Yup Yup... - On my mom's side yes, I am the middle child. She had three daughters, I am the second one. On my biological dad's side he and that wife have a child, but I still...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F Jun 27, 2011

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    I am a middle child and only girl. I have an older brother by three years and younger twin brothers by 6. Does it get better when the oldest moves out?
    meinthemiddle meinthemiddle 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm Not Really Cut Out For My Family. - My older sister is really beautiful, tall and skinny. She's funny and nice and sweet. I love her a lot and she's really nice to me. We like...
    wishiwasamillionaire wishiwasamillionaire 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I guess im technically the middle child (3rd of 4 girls, the older two being twins). Like everyone says, it def isn't easy. I feel like I basically fit the stereotype of your...
    sabgha123 sabgha123 22-25 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    I have 2 sisters and no brothers. So not only am I the middle child but I'm the only guy. It has its ups and downs but I wouldn't have it any other way.
    Josilla94 Josilla94 18-21, M Feb 7

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    Threes A Crowd - There were 3 kids into fam growing up. I was the middle child the first one born was my sister Tricia and ten yrs after me came my brother Rich. When I was 9 and...
    suzysleeve suzysleeve 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 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...
    ash889 ash889 18-21 16 Responses May 7, 2011

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    Why The Middle Is Always On Top? :) - Quite a positive title for a story for emotional-middle-children...but let us see. Have you noticed your five fingers? The tallest is located...
    29dodordz 29dodordz 18-21 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    I love this song because as a middle child I litterally often feel that I'm in the middle. 
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F Feb 8

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    Stuck In The Middle ...With Me - My older brother and I were close in age, maybe about 16 months a part. We had the same biological father, however my father never really...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Yep, The Ignored One - Older one gets into all the trouble, Younger one gets anything they want, and then there's me. It wasn't good and it wasn't bad...it just was.
    yogru yogru 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Join The Middle Child Strike!! - I'm planning a symbolic Middle Child Strike for August 12th -- Middle Children's Day!! Trying to get as many Middle Children as possible behind it...
    MidKidMusings MidKidMusings 51-55, M Dec 20, 2012

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    Smack Dab: A Blog For Middle Children - I've been REALLY busy lately with my new blog. I REALLY think you guys will like it. Please check it out at http://smackdabtheblog.blogspot...
    MidKidMusings MidKidMusings 51-55, M Dec 18, 2012

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    My View of the World - My sisters are 8 years older and my brother is 4 years younger.   I lived in my imaginary world and the perspective is quite interesting.  I...
    Amiddlekid Amiddlekid 31-35 1 Response Nov 16, 2008

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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...
    SimplyLovely SimplyLovely 21-25, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    3ed Of 4 And My Mom Wants A 5th - I hate being the middle child.. I'm the 3ed of 4 children and my mom wants to have a 5th when 2 are already out of the house and engaged and the...
    NicoleLeigh1727 NicoleLeigh1727 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Major Project - Hi, My name is Alanna and I am conducting research for my Community and Family Studies Major HSC Project; The Independent Research Project. I will be conducting...
    allamaaaa allamaaaa 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    We Are All Jokes In Our Parents' Eyes. - It would be out of line for us to request our parents to treat us equally as our other siblings. In our parents eyes, we are treated...
    anonymous190128 anonymous190128 22-25 May 23, 2013

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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...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Major Project - Hi, My name is Alanna and I am conducting research for my Community and Family Studies Major HSC Project; The Independent Research Project. I will be conducting...
    allamaaaa allamaaaa 22-25, F Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    Baseball25girl Baseball25girl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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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...
    angrychick angrychick 22-25, F Aug 6, 2012

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    Kinda-ish. I'm only a minute younger than my twin and I have a younger sis. But i never classified my self as a middle Child
    CupcakeQueen318 CupcakeQueen318 13-15, F Jan 20

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