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I Suffer From Middle Child Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 8 People

    Middle Child Syndrome Exists!

    I have only just realised- at the age of 33- that this syndrome exists...if I had researched it earlier in my life then I think I would have coped with certain things much easier.  No wonder then that I am living in a different country to my family, live a very different...
    mrscatty mrscatty 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I'm the second child of the family.

    I have an older brother who is a year older than me & a younger sister 8 1/2 yrs. younger than me. I can't say my parents are bad but I've been noticing since I was third grade that they treated me differently ever since my little sister came in our lives. Before, all their...
    Cfil26 Cfil26 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Life Of Sadness

    Where to begin...I noticed early in life that being the third of four children, I was left out alot. Not only getting what others got, I was more concerned with the affection and shows of love from my parents. My father worked out of town alot and when he was home, there was...
    brichard6597 brichard6597 41-45 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    booyah73 booyah73 41-45, M Oct 14

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    I suffer from epistolophobia which is a fear of correspondence or opening letters, emails and sometimes texts. The degree to which I'm affected varies greatly but it has caused me...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm 25 and suffer from fibromyalgia, I have had this illness since I was 17 along with arthritis and struggle with the pain everyday... not a day goes by when I'm not in pain.. as...
    cbear89 cbear89 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I used to suffer from it badly when I took a lot of drugs a couple of years ago. I only get it very occasionally now as I no longer use, but it's starting to increase again. I've...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I secretly suffer from bulimia, i am not skinny or average weight I am over weight and I'm not stupid, I know that having an eating disorder is horrible. I know that I should...
    falloutsarah falloutsarah 13-15, F Sep 28

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    I've been looking for a job for 17 months and am even getting interviews. Sometimes even a second interview. Then it stops - every time. People keep telling you not to take it...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Oct 2

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    Within the past four years, I have injured my lower back three times. Despite suffering from excruciating pain most of the time, numerous tests have revealed nothing unusual. The...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 8

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    I suffer from PMDD and when it comes to the run up for time of the month my personality changes. Sometimes I feel like I have 2 personalities - happy me and then the week before my...
    parrotpolly parrotpolly 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My aversion to chewing sounds was evident by the age of 5. I have learned to disguise my condition and few people outside my immediate family know about it. But it is truly...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    My friend recently passed his driving test and decided to take me and 2 others on a mini road trip driving through country winding roads. I suffer from panic attacks and he was...
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    So bad sometimes I can't remember what I did hours or minutes before. I don't know what's wrong with me. I think having little intelligence and suffering from mental illnesses...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Hi, I'm a 36 year old male, living in Toronto, Canada. I've been suffering from depression/anxiety for 6 years. I have a good job, a good family, and friends. However, none of...
    depressed34 depressed34 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I live in the past and it's really getting in the way of everything. I suffer from PTSD and the people around me don't understand my sensitivity to certain subjects. I have no one...
    Jakeyfendey Jakeyfendey 16-17, M 19 hrs ago

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    I meet someone from my childhood, they still lived in the same house across the street from where I grew up. I felt sad, I felt overwhelmed. I was hit by a wall of "what ifs". Here...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    I daydream excessively. They aren't just short daydreams either. I go on for days with the same story going on in my mind. It's always the same people I daydream about too. Not...
    jessyjessxx jessyjessxx 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hello, my name is Alex, and i want to share my experiences when i was in middle school of my fully conscious night terrors, or what i like to call night terror psychosis. The...
    timone1002 timone1002 18-21 1 Response Oct 6

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    I had my first panic attack in 2 years Sunday. I was playing piano for church and it just hit me in the middle of a songs and I messed half the song trying to get it in control and...
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    ... I was in the middle of cleaning my room, and was about to clean off my desk. I saw something move. I found a 'LOVELY' wolf spider chilling on my desk. So I start freaking out...
    ShizukaRose ShizukaRose 18-21, F Oct 10

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    I guess it started when I was 4/5 years old, my parents bought me a trampoline and I just made up a character in my head a that point she was the lilac power ranger (i was obsessed...
    Theinfernalphoenix2 Theinfernalphoenix2 16-17, F Oct 5

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    My depression started back in high school around fifteen years old. By fourteen I finally knew what being gay was cause I had no idea despite having secret same sex attractions for...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Oct 11

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    In the past few months, my hair pulling evolved into an almost constant activity. I have extremely thick hair, so thick that even though I began pulling out my hair as a young...
    mysticfyr mysticfyr 18-21, F Oct 6

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    I came from the park and seen many children at the playground. I have an emotional support dog so I get a lot of eyes and stuff. And to begin with I generally do not like kids. I...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Lately, I've refused to take my medication at the onset of a migraine. They've come in waves near daily ranging from mild to severe. Anyway, the meds have they're own repercussions...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Oct 1

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    Okay here goes. Recently I have been battling with social services and the police with an on going investigation. This is due to my dad. I don't know what person thinks it right...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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    I want the world to know!!! I recently found an All Natural , FDA listed , Class1 Medical Device for pain and nutrition. It goes on like a bandaid and is about the size of...
    laymanfgxpress laymanfgxpress 36-40, M Oct 12

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    I'm scared, terrified, traumatized, and sick. I wish I had more words to add how completely humiliated and terrified I am right now. Why? WHY?! I thought I was happy now, I thought...
    GirlWithThePWSBM GirlWithThePWSBM 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Pain has been ruling my life for about the past 4 years and progressively getting worse. I broke my neck 6 years ago and have been paralyzed from about the chest down since. I had...
    cpettit757 cpettit757 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I'm young and stupid. So I'm not going to call what we had more than dating. But I've never had such strong feelings for someone... It wasn't to long ago...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F Sep 25

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    My body becomes an island floating in the souls great ocean...ghost ships collide and stars fall from their orbit to vanish in the cold abyss of silent space...I speak in...
    Bluematador Bluematador 46-50, F Sep 27

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    I'm in so much damn pain today from me PsA. and I have to go to school now :(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Hey.. I'm turning 14 in February of 2015.. And I get that im so young.. And that its 'impossible' to even know what love is (says my mother) but I honestly do. In 2012 I fell in...
    lexi5789 lexi5789 13-15, F Oct 5

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    So many years have past since Mum died I hated knowing the cancer was not curable & just waiting for her to die, some times I just wished it would be over with I struggled to...
    Daveschoice Daveschoice 46-50, M Oct 6

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    How young did you start daydreaming intensely? Did it start in order to cope with some sort of trauma? What do you do physically when you're dd'ing? I dd'd for as long as I can...
    Jtruant Jtruant 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I don't even know where to begin. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder 2 years ago and was put on a medication called Viibryd, which is an anti-depressant. It seemed to help at...
    Kacey12206 Kacey12206 22-25, F Oct 10

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    I started after I got costocondritis. I then got insomnia from that then anxiety and panic attacks. I don't get them as much as I used to but now I'm afraid I'm going to die bc I...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Oct 11

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    I am 36. I have had insomnia most of my life. I have been bullied, beaten, molested , abused and depressed. I have beaten my depression but not my insomnia. I read that insomnia...
    jamieontherun jamieontherun 36-40, F Oct 15

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    And may contemplate leaving this world.... You feel freer as the weight of earthly life and troubles slowly melt away. Floating...your spirit is joyous at what it can do, no...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This has been an issue ever since I was about 7. One night, I couldn't sleep and I was bored, so I made up a story about a girl on a pirate ship with her little minions, that took...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 4 Responses a week ago

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    I hate it. I always want to run away from every social experience I have. I can't stand being near people, and recently I have started homeschooling, and that's made it 100 times...
    Jasperelliott Jasperelliott 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm in constant pain from psoriatic Arthritis and its hell for me :'(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response a week ago

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    I just looked up today the mental disability "social anxiety," or "social phobia," and after seeing many symptoms that match mine, i went on to take an online test to see how...
    Otokonoko Otokonoko 16-17, M Sep 25

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    I am happy because eventually I found out what's the name of my problem and I am not the only person in all over the world who is battling with!!!! I have this problem since 3 or...
    Kora24 Kora24 22-25, F Sep 26

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