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I Know That My Parents Had a Favorite Child

How do you know your parents had a favorite child? Was it you or a sibling? How did you feel about it? We want to know your story. 413 People

    The Least Favorite

    I grew up in a family of six kids, yet somehow I ended up being the least favorite. While my mom has passed away, my dad is still favoriting everyone else but me. Here's how the order goes: My older brother was my mom's favorite because he was her first child and joined the army...
    MissCricket MissCricket 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    Feel Like An Orphan

    I can remeber since I was little my mom telling me stories, about how I was suppose to be a boy, and how after having two girls my mom looked forword to nothing more than holding a little boy in her arms. Then I was born, a lttle girl. My mom even told me that the day I was...
    victoriap23 victoriap23 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    Weave A Tangled Web So back

    when I lived with my grandmother (I've said all I can bring myself to say on that subject, at least for now) my sister was favored, and we hated each other more than anything for it. Now, actually, there really isn't a favorite, and since I've decided to do the best I can to...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 27

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    It's my little brother.

    I was a really good kid. I've never done any illegal drugs. I had my first drink two days after I turned 21. I have always treated other people, especially girls I was dating, with respect. My brother has been smoking weed since he was 16, drinking since before that, he...
    thegame08 thegame08 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    My 19 year old brother is my mom's favorite.

    My dad's favorite is my 14 year old brother. I'm the problem child and have also been the rejected one since I was very young.
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F Aug 12

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    My Storie

    Hello im looking for sum1 i could love nd lyk me 4 me nd if u have question feel free 2 ask me what eva u lyk hope find sum nice:)
    berlinaa berlinaa 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    Least Of All

    I was the oldest child & the only girl. you would think that would make me the favorite, but no. I was responsible for me younger brothers. if they did something wrong i would get in trouble for it. they would only get in trouble if they were caught red handed doing something & i...
    beyourself789 beyourself789 31-35, F Jan 16, 2012

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    Being The Middle Child Bites..

    So many people tell me my family loves me, but I seem to get the feeling of isolation sometimes. As the very-weird-black-sheep-of-a-middle-child I am, I don't act like my family very much. They're always yelling at each other until someone loses their voice and whenever someone's...
    amguzzy amguzzy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    It Wasn't Me and I Know Why

    It still isn't me. But at least I'm an individual who lives my own life, not like some people!! I love myself and not being favorite is an honor!! Being not the favorite is a good thing. It means you are your own person with your own mind, you question authority and nobody owns...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2009

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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 12

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    You Lie

    Everyone knows parents have favorites. and i was the hated one. the girl twin. the brat who got everything she wanted. but i really got nothing. my parents were mean to me and when i would get anything below a hundred on a paper i was a disgrace. STUPID. i have a twin brother...
    appleseed1256 appleseed1256 22-25 Feb 10, 2012

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    My moms favorite was my oldest sister.

    My dad's favorite was my other sister. Oh well, I'm the best anyway!!!
    BJoon BJoon 26-30, M Jul 7

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    My Parents Definitely Had A Favourite

    My dad loves my brother Noah the most because he plays competitive hockey and my dad coaches. And they both run marathons. My mom loves Noah's twin Hunter who plays soccer. He is a huge mommas boy and never got in trouble when we were growing up where me and Noah would be sent to...
    kate2000 kate2000 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    My mum can't really I'm her only one

    but my dad he definitely favours my little sister to the point he doesn't even talk to me anymore...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F Apr 2

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    My parents both prefer my 2 other siblings.

    I think mostly because they don't have any "craziness in their head." As my father likes to call it. Because they don't struggle with anxiety or depression. Because they're more outgoing and intelligent. They leave me out of family events, which now I'm used to. It's to the...
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Wish She Wasn't Here.

    i wish i didn't have to put up with her. she was the better one, in the eyes of my great parents. preferred her over everything. and yes i agree i was jealous of her. she was the star kid. and my parents, they chose to turn a blind eye towards the things that she was doing. she...
    liz7107 liz7107 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    Papa's Pet.

    I know every parent in this world has a favorite child, no big there. I have excellent parents, they are caring people, with oldschool ideas. But my brother, oh Lord, my brother is a complete *******. Everybody in this world knows this, everybody who knows him eventually...
    wildchiId wildchiId 22-25, M 4 Responses May 21, 2011

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    We All And She Eventually Knew It, So We Thought

    growing up we always said our brother was moms favorite child. the all star athlete. the one who required addition attention in school and so on. still after all four of us graduated high school we swore he was and still is her favorite. she later even admitted it. now he is the...
    chey20002001 chey20002001 26-30, F Mar 4, 2011

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    I Was Okay With It

    To my mom my younger brother who is nine years old is the favorite . To my dad i was the oldest girl so I was the only one for a while . Then every one else came along and I still remained the fav on my dad side.
    BelikeBi BelikeBi 18-21, F Sep 8, 2013

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    They Still Do Favor, But They Don't Realize It

    I am the oldest of three kids. My parents wanted a neurotypical child, but they wound up with me, an Aspergian. From what I've seen of family videos, my dad seemed to love me very much, but my mom pretty much appeared to write me off. In fact, my mother's write offs would explain...
    TheEggman TheEggman 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    My Brother Is The Favorite

    i hate saying that but it is true esspecially with my mom. both my mom and my dad love my brother and get him what he wants let him do what he wants. i neve get what i want even with my own money im not allowed to buy what i want.i feel like my mom doesnt even like me she loves...
    chichi2845 chichi2845 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    Im The One Who He's Love Im The One Who He's Hate

    My dad love me more than my 4 siblings but sometimes he hate me more than my 4 siblings.He love me more but i didn't feel happy even i feel more bad because,a dad must love the child by fair.Usualy a dad working harder than mom but in my family my mom working harder than my dad...
    joannethompson12 joannethompson12 18-21, F Aug 11, 2013

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    UselessAreTheseChains UselessAreTheseChains 13-15 1 Response Jan 13

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    All The Time

    Growing up I heard from My parents and extended family about My brother "Baby Perfect". This kid was and still is a punk and a drug addict as well as a thief but no one had better talk bad about "Baby Perfect" or else. Anytime something got broke or went missing I got in trouble...
    slappedtomuch slappedtomuch 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    It'S So Obvious My Parents Have A Favourite

    My parents always told my siblings and I that they don't have a favourite and that they love all for different reasons but that's some BS . My parents favours my little sister Annabelle and my brother Liam and then me and my sister Maya are just like yep were not the favourites...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Nov 14, 2013

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    Im only blowing off steam here.

    . When my younger sisters turned 15 they each got $1000 from my dad, when I turned 15 my dad wasn't around, so obviously i don't get anything, he luckily missed my birthday. When I turned 17-18 I get $100 from him, When they turned 17-18, they get a brand new ******* car, and...
    unhappybunny123 unhappybunny123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    My "sister"

    'Parents' is a strong word. I was adopted at six, along with 2 other children, one of which was my best friend. The other, however, was a demon sent from the womb of Satan's mother but still managed to win the hearts of my legal guardians. I was constantly volunteered, by her...
    Requiest Requiest 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    I know my dads favorite child is my oldest

    sister and I'm not sure who my mothers favorite child is but I know it's not me
    Imsofancyy Imsofancyy 36-40, F Jun 27

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    My Sis Over Me

    so basically my sis gets everything and i get ****. im 16 and shes 17 and she can get away with anything. my mom and her both ride horses so they are around each other almost 24-7 and my dad is usually out on businesses. so my mom is close to my sis and my dad, mabey me, but he...
    tellapath tellapath 16-17 Jun 10, 2012

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    Not Good Enough

    Hello, Thank you for reading this. I just had a break through with my therapist today about this issue but I am still affected by this. My sister's birthday is coming up and my mom is worrying about what to send her in California. I never got anything mailed or shipped to me...
    Nuevahoja Nuevahoja 31-35, F Apr 4, 2012

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    O They Did

    I always knew my parents had a favorite child. It was always my older brother this older brother that... I don't blame this on him at all... They would always ask them how his day at school was but never mine.. I hated that... Because the kids at school weren't very nice to me at...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Big Sister Had It Best

    My parents always favoured my older sister (by seven years). I was the "problem" teenager but she never did anything wrong.  They supported her in all her endeavours - going to her plays, furnishing her first apartment, even help start an theatre company.  I...
    sherry5851 sherry5851 46-50, F Jul 27, 2009

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    Is It Cause I'm Adopted?

    It seems that way. I'm the youngest, and I'm adopted. My sister can do everything better than I can. Mam has no reason to bother with me, the kid in the freaky clothes with the scary makeup. No reason to care about me. I'm just me. She's better. I'm worse. That's all that will...
    Emolia Emolia 18-21, F Aug 13, 2012

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    My Sister

    As the youngest and the only boy everyone automatically assumes I'm the favorite but that is definitely not the case. I have 3 older sisters and most of the time I feel that I am the least favorite among all my siblings. I dont know what it is maybe its because I was the...
    robzrx7 robzrx7 26-30 1 Response Jun 3, 2011

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    Its my older brother Drew.

    The oldest child. My parents made it pretty clear. Second place would be my little sister Quinn. Then me in last. My mom loved Drew so much. He would bring home A's and me and Quinn would bring home C's. Drew took all acedemic courses in high school and got at least 85% or...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 1

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    My Mom Favors My Sister.

    My mom likes my sister WAY WAY more then she likes me.my mom used to always hit me or say negative things to put me down. and when i would do something good its like she didn't even notice... she is always talking about how smart she is or how nice she is(which is a lie). she...
    BrokenButterflies BrokenButterflies 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    She Admits He's The Favorite

    In my mom's family she was the favorite so i guess it is only natural that she also had a favorite...but i think my mom took it a step or two too far. My mom is the baby of the family and was spoiled not only by her parents but also by her 7 older siblings so in my family...
    troubledgrl troubledgrl 22-25, F Jul 30, 2012

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    My Brother Was the Favorite!!!

    I definitely experienced not being the favorite child.  I don't think parents should EVER have favorite chidren, unfortuately it happens.  I began to notice a few years after my little brother was born that I slipped into second place.  It was a very painful experience.  I...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 25 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Problem Child

    Whatever my older brother wanted, my dad would give to him, with a sense of entitlement as well. He gave him a car, an iPhone, a laptop, and whatever else he wanted, whenever he wanted them. He was given a car at 14 and has never worked a job. They both call me spoiled, because I...
    Master04465 Master04465 16-17, M Jan 16, 2012

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    It's Not Me, It's My Sister

    I have a wonderful older sister. Not only is she smart, motivated, and beautiful, but she is adventurous, kind, humble, and generous. She is everything that anyone could strive to be - trust me, I've tried my whole life. That's why she's my parents favorite. I've known this...
    theothersister theothersister 22-25 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Ughh so my mom and dad totally ADORE my little

    brother and sister and im just there over in the corner unnoticed and unloved also (ya theres more) my dad whenever my little sister screams for something she gets it and if i like ask kinda in a mad voice hes all like SHUT UP u get nothing cause u yelled but with my little...
    carcar437 carcar437 13-15, F Dec 20, 2013

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    And it's me. (My mom

    and dad only had me, other kids were from previous relationships) My mom has three kids (including me). One is a 25 year old drug addicted, thieving lunatic and the other is a manic depressive. I'm normal. I know she likes me more because I'm easy to deal with. My dad has...
    waterlillies83 waterlillies83 18-21, F Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm constantly living in my older sister's

    shadow. My parents treat like she's perfect but like I never do anything right. My dad's opinion means the most to me and I can't get him to be happy with me.
    Magnesium12 Magnesium12 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    My Dad and my step mum favour my two younger

    sisters. My parents hate me. To the point where my dad won't communicate with me in any other way but via e-mail. I feel like they want me out of their lives for no reason whatsoever. I don't understand why. All I've done is try to make them proud yet they just don't care about...
    bpdpsycho bpdpsycho 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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