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I Suffer From Middle Child Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 9 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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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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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    Ever since i was about 11 i have suffered from depression and anxiety. For years i suffered in silence until one day it became too much and thought about suicide and almost went...
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    Hi everyone I suffer from fibrfibromyalgia and a lot of other health problems and don't understand why I have NO family or friends support I fell so loanly 😭
    Nicola78 Nicola78 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I've daydreamed as long as I can remember. I've recently told my wife about it but she's been the only person I've ever talked about it with. I'm not entirely sure all the ways it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    I've daydreamed as long as I can remember. I've recently told my wife about it but she's been the only person I've ever talked about it with. I'm not entirely sure all the ways it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    I just realized few days ago that what I have been suffering from for years has a name ,I have been experiencing the symptoms since I was 5 I didn't know what exactly it is but it...
    NouraAh NouraAh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Firstly, i'm really sorry about my english:PIt's just that i had to google it my symptoms and it led me here, it really feels home:) I'm happy that i'm not the only one who...
    Cherryblossomdays Cherryblossomdays 22-25, F 1 Response May 25

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    I have social anxiety disorder and I've had it for almost 4 years... Although I've been quite shy all my life. I'm not putting this on for sympathy or anything like that, I just...
    PeacefulAngel01 PeacefulAngel01 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm now in therapy and I shared that I do maladaptive daydreaming. I learned that it is a coping mechanism I acquired related to childhood issues I had. Did you all know this is a...
    Starbaby1985 Starbaby1985 26-30, F 1 Response May 21

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    I am so glad that there is a name to this situation and it is not leading me to something else. I have been doing this from my small childhood days where I would pick a movie...
    eurekahere eurekahere 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's one of the quirks I had as an only child. In circumspect, it sounds lovely. The ability to zone out and create wild imaginary objects and beings, to be able to tell crazy...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M May 13

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    when i was 14 years old i thought i had it all, thought my life was perfect, had good friends an good boyfriend an everything. I got in the wrong friendship with someone who lied...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    I am only 17 and i always wanted a ford ranger because my grandpa always had one and let me drive it on his farm sometimes and i thought they were the coolest things around...
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242 16-17, M May 10

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    I broke my neck oh 28 years ago, in the years that followed I started being more and more uncomfortable. I have been diagnosed as a pain sufferer. It appears that when I broke my...
    bluezy261175 bluezy261175 36-40, M 2 Responses May 11

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    I don't feel like I'm suffering. I can't imagine my life without this "illness." I'm grateful for it everyday. It's made me creative and I have placed to go when I'm sad/lonely...
    Rajieta Rajieta 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I have severe chronic pain in both feet, ankles and hips. I am 21. I had 5 surgeries on my feet between the ages of 15-16. I never fully recovered and I suffer daily.
    thatonecxnt thatonecxnt 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    Hi I am a new member. I'm just searching for places where I can speak to people with similar condition to myself. There doesn't appear to be many of us around. I have cataplexy. I...
    TraceyH15 TraceyH15 41-45, F 1 Response May 21

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    Battle a-fib into submission WITHOUT dangerous blood thinners One minute, you're cool as a cucumber -- like Clint Eastwood delivering his best Dirty Harry stare. The next, you're...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I have felt like I have carried extra weight on my shoulders for years. I don't know what it is like to feel free and exhilarated.Jobs have depressed me the most in my life. I feel...
    capehope3 capehope3 41-45 2 Responses May 12

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    I have a hard time explaining this. so be ready. I've been a Maladaptive Daydreamer since I was about... 9 or 10. I went through a lot of trauma when I was young, and it left a...
    fallenangel0421 fallenangel0421 13-15, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I’m really hoping some of you can offer me some much needed support and guidance as I’m young, confused and heartbroken. Where do I start? I started my job coming up to 2...
    anony333 anony333 18-21, F May 4

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    And what a ***** it is that paranoid feeling of everyone is looking at you. You can't breath You got a constant lump in your throat, Hoping no one gives you Eye contact or sits...
    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Down the road, my life goes on .Dreams of death ,are ever real. Thoughts of life, lost all hope. Falling down to the grave. To thoughts like this i am a slave. From my mind i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    Dying from a stubborn one atm..... ):
    sassycookie sassycookie 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I can't get over it....everytime I think I am getting better something comes and knocks me back down....the one thing that made me happy left....and now I am stuck with the pieces...
    MericaMan MericaMan 16-17, M 2 Responses May 9

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    I've always had these... let's call them "people" in my mind that I would always go to when I'm bored or unhappy. Whenever I was sad, I would just lay on my bed or a couch and...
    TheTypicalCookie TheTypicalCookie 13-15, F May 10

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    I usually have an episode every once in a while and they are very vivid. The worst I've ever experienced was when it was morning so my room was bright but it slowly got dark and...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    I got this app to get help from people similar to me. Please, if you need someone to talk to I am here.
    camjuan camjuan 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    Sometimes when you're depressed you just want to stay in bed. I wasn't feeling ok since yeasterday and this morning things were still f*cked up but I went to school anyway. I had...
    Aragornie Aragornie 22-25, F May 14

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    I am 19 have had severe depression my whole life with only a few breaks from it in gaps throughout the years it never seems to go away everything good is just a temporary high it...
    cameroncampbell cameroncampbell 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    it started when i was 9. I dont know how to get out from it. I think im pulling my boyfiend down with me. we dated for 2.5yrs now. I even get confused about staying with him or not...
    homerbonner homerbonner 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    i keep getting "stuck" physically, moving from room to room. A suffocating energy is taking over my body and mind. My chest is clinching up and i cant breathe. Im stuck in the past...
    jaywabz jaywabz 22-25, M 1 Response May 20

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    Does anybody know how long it would take a letter to go from the rhemotologist to the doctor in the UK? I was only told yesterday about the fibromalgia and the rhemotologist said...
    ffgggggffc ffgggggffc 18-21, F May 22

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    I did not have any idea this was a real disorder. Anyway, for many, many years, I've delved into the deep recesses of my mind to escape from my situations and reality. If I were to...
    GizmoFox GizmoFox 13-15, T 2 Responses May 24

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    so happy to finally be free from the racist, bigoted, homophobic, catholic freaks that went to the school that I just graduated from.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I can't talk to people that I'm close with because I feel that I won't be in the right mindset to be around them. I want to be myself and have them feel like they have...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    salix75 salix75 36-40, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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