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I Am a Middle Child

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    I'm the middle child of 3.

    ..I have an older Bro and I have a younger Sis. My Sis being the only girl (Daddy's little girl) and the baby of the family - she basically got away with murder. Plus, my parents tried for a 3rd child in hopes for a girl and since she was 4-5 yrs younger than her brothers my...
    booyah73 booyah73 41-45, M Oct 14

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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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 was officially an only child after having two older sisters for 17 years. Life was great as an only child. My parents finally paid more...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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

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    I have an identical twin sister

    who I call sissy and is only 2 mins older than me. And a brother nearly 2 years younger. We can't tell who's who besides our brother duh lol
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Realizations

    I am the middle child of three with an older brother and a younger sister. My family has always been close and I never noticed how differently my parents treated each of us on an individual basis until recently. My mother hovers like a hawk over my older brother. At the dinner...
    ARandomKid ARandomKid 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2010

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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 grew up feeling ignored, not supported and stiffled.   I'm living my child hood all over...well not quite, but I'm...
    Amiddlekid Amiddlekid 31-35 1 Response Nov 16, 2008

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    Yep Middle One..

    It can very a very difficult position, but I believe it makes us stronger, better people. We can get along easier with all different types of people. We can take care of our own needs, were not babied, so we have to be stronger. We, honestly, got away with more because we...
    2pclog 2pclog 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 24, 2011

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    I am the middle child to an older brother

    and younger sister. I am blessed to have a big brother and my little sister is my best friend. I consider her to be the other part of me, I don't know where I would be in m life without my siblings.
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 20

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 6

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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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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    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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    Middle Child Hurts

    I am a middle child i might be younger but still i am 11 yrs old.I hate my life.My older brother and younger sister gets everything .It so sad how much i cry a day.My when I'm out of the house im happy i dont want to go back. I just want to hang with my friends. When i around...
    lifehurts4 lifehurts4 13-15, F Dec 16, 2011

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    unknown304 unknown304 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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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

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    My older sister and I are 5 years apart & my

    step brother is her age too. My younger sister is only one year younger (her bday is today wow). Being the middle kid sucks in my opinion bc the oldest gets praised and the youngest is the youngest but I'm in the middle and there's like nothing special about it. Or at least that...
    mickeyelles mickeyelles 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    I'm the youngest among my triplets siblings.

    I have an older brother and used to have an older sister. Besides them, i have one younger brother. He is two year younger than me.
    gomezonfire gomezonfire 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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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 21-25, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    Don't get me wrong I love my family

    but it really sucks being the middle child
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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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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    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! :-D
    Riff76 Riff76 36-40 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I am the middle child

    for both. My mother and my father(they both have older daughters). My sister on my moms side is 24. My dad's older daughter is 18. I'm 18 and my younger sister is 15. My mom adores my older sister and babies my younger sister. I have brought up on multiple occasions that I would...
    ciwwaf ciwwaf 18-21, F Jan 29

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Mar 6

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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 my brother gets everything since he's the baby. I'm just like whatever. I'm good. lol.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 23

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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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    Smack dab in the middle,

    2 older sisters and a younger brother and sister😩
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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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    I thank God for putting me in this position.

    .. I have an older sister...by 1 year and a few months...and a younger sister...by 4 years and a few months...so I have learnt a thing or two about women seeing as the men were and are outnumbered in the house 3 to 2...I appreciate this unique insight I get into the workings of a...
    Bfive Bfive 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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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

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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 1 Response Feb 27

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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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    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 at the middle. Have you noticed every awarding of a sports ceremony the third place is in the lowest stand and followed by the second...
    29dodordz 29dodordz 18-21 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    I hate it. If I get told one more time I am

    acting out because of "Middle Child Syndrome" I am going to die. What about oldest child syndrome? Being bossy and cocky. Or youngest child syndrome? Being needy and attention seeking. Middle children are always looked down on because we are not the baby or the responsible...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Dec 10

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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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    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 at the same time, I'm excited for her to be here because I want to see happiness.
    flyingunicorn1 flyingunicorn1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2013

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    I have an older sister

    and older brother and younger sister and younger brother I use to hate it when I was little and thought I got mistreated lol but it doesn't bother me now
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Aug 12

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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 1 Response Jul 18

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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

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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 to joke around a lot. She just graduated and she's going to pharmacy school. She's hard working and smart. She's got a great boyfriend and...
    wishiwasamillionaire wishiwasamillionaire 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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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    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'm a middle child...

    #4 of 7! (by a few minutes over my twin brother)
    sammy0216 sammy0216 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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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 remain in the middle. Then my mom is remarried herself and he has a son, but I still remain in the middle. I am a...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F Jun 27, 2011

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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 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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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

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    Related Experiences

    three of them :) this comes from a comment i made to someone here on EP. a wall stands between my children and what they desire. my oldest daughter will grow wings and fly over...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I smile I laugh I enjoy the company of those around me They enjoy my mask For a while I live in a fools paradise Surrounded by those who love me My family One side heaven The other...
    srmc928 srmc928 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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