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I Suffer From Middle Child Syndrome

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    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, 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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    Related Experiences

    I suffer from it since childhood days. I am a single child of my parents and they had a very abusive relationship and also they were struggling with jobs. Though they never abused...
    ujjainih ujjainih 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I would just like to say that I have suffered from depression since I was a small girl. Not until recent therapy sessions have I realized that all my life I have been told I am...
    bervie89 bervie89 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I think i found something important about the negative side of maladaptive daydreaming...those of us who have it to escape from the real world because of how we are treated or how...
    Rosethewolf Rosethewolf 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    suffer from MDD and I have for around 3 years.. I smoke weed constantly but my therapist doesn't know.. is weed stopping me from feeling better
    hgarza95 hgarza95 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've had night-terrors/nightmares for as long as I remember. There is one in particular that I've suffered from almost every night since I was 5 years old. It leaves me destroyed...
    JaiTor JaiTor 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've suffered from social anxiety for years now. I've been trying my best to get over it, but because of it I have been unable to bring myself to get a job, or even start driving...
    Dustyroses Dustyroses 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I suffer from depression and anxiety... My family does not believe that I have anxiety. :( they think I'm faking. I had to have my parents padlock the front and back door because I...
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I thought it was just migraine which used to cause pain at the back of my head.. My arms used to feel so lifeless at times.. And when i went to see my doctor, I finally got to know...
    TheLivingDead TheLivingDead 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Just found out about this a while ago, it's kind of relieving to know that I'm not the only one who suffers from this. Daydreaming is basically a part of my life. I don't know how...
    blueskyz4 blueskyz4 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My sister is 8 years older and my brother is 3 years younger. When I was born my sister was very disappointed I wasn't a boy so wanted nothing to do with me unless it was to make...
    unme1 unme1 56-60, F 11 hrs ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 16 mins ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 16 mins ago

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    Even though I was a loner in middle school, it was never an issue till JrHigh. I didnt learn how to make like minded friends till highschool. Thankfully, by my junior/senior years...
    LivingToLearnLearningToLove LivingToLearnLearningToLove 22-25, M Mar 10

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    Hi. So in January 2015 I was at work and i had a panic attack or anxiety attack. I wash hair in a salon so im dealing with people all day. I was washing someones hair and my ears...
    FaFa416 FaFa416 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I am 14 I suffered anxiety for a year and whilst I was in that scary period I use to pretend I was in my favourite band (whilst listening to music)walk up my room and do guitar air...
    Hangirl0024 Hangirl0024 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I suffer my Major Depressive Disorder and Post traumatic stress also borderline personality and general and social anxiety
    onefedupgirl onefedupgirl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I suffer with severe anxiety, it gets me to the point where anger manifests itself, as a ? person I cannot do much except get some fresh air take my meds and cry... However that...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I just realized that I've been working from the inside out, when I should be working from the outside in. People say, "Just do it." I say I can't, but I can. I only think that I...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I was watching a video on Youtube, and while I usually check beforehand what might be in it that could trigger me, I forgot to this time.. And I love this person's videos, but man...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have loved the same man for over 17years now. He was never "mine." However that did not stop my heart, mind, and body from returning to him again and again. He's told me many...
    PollutedOcean PollutedOcean 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I dont feel myself anymore. Ive bren stressed out and always thinkin bout negatives and what bothers me for like 2 months from now and that made me so stressed out. Now imcrying...
    dakingkong dakingkong 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Most likely this has to do with having been bullied at school, had tons of medical problems growing up (and some I've only recently confirmed, though I've always suspected), and...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Mar 3

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    In March 2013, I lost the cat that was like a baby to me. He had leukemia. April 2013, I lost my best friend. She fell asleep going to college and hit head on with a semi. She died...
    LadyKayla LadyKayla 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I am in soooooo much right now surgery cannot come soon enough. I have 4 bad discs in my low back, and two in my neck from a car accident.
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I've had chronic head, neck, end back pain for 8 years. My condition has no cure, only treatment. None of the treatment works completely. They say as I get older it can either get...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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    tonight i will stand by his side with about 20 to 30 people he has a past with rather it be just friends or bestfriends or exes all from highschool his partying years .i do not...
    broken0315 broken0315 31-35, F Mar 14

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    I have pulled an enormous amount of hair out from the top of my head and now every day that I look at myself I feel disgusting. I try and cover it up by changing my parting but it...
    wallflower97 wallflower97 16-17, F Mar 17

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    Well that's an understatement. Every day gets a little worse. Slowly but surely that little light at the end of the tunnel gets smaller and smaller. Any happiness I was able to...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Desperate for a cure but has tried it all...almost 4 years diagnosed but has been living with PMDD since 2008, and its only getting WORSE...feeling like I'm at a dead end... it's...
    palmerz83 palmerz83 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like spiders are most ugly looking, creepy and scary creature. The God forbids, they may give heart attack some day. I wish the God would take all the spiders away from the...
    PikluRin PikluRin 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    So I was just curious, where do you all live? I'm from Toronto, Ontario!
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I've had depression for over 5 years. I've been bullied an sexually abused and I just care to much about things and no one understands me I don't even understand myself sometimes I...
    bieverything bieverything 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I constantly wonder what a real relationship feels like and what love is. I wonder what it feels like to not be with someone that sees you solely as an object. I wonder what real...
    Anubis111 Anubis111 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 14

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    I had RF ablation yesterday on my neck and all I can say is wow. I had a meltdown in the office before we even started & probably should have just walked out. I felt all the...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    it ruins my life it grew like roots down the ground like veins inside my flesh and im afraid i will have to live with it forever there was a time where i wasn't like this when...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I feel broken , beyond repair my love life is a joke I don't have anyone, my fiancé and boyfriend left me for a ******** it's been 7 months I feel horrible I feel like I will...
    dnicebby dnicebby 22-25, F Feb 28

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    Deppression is kicking my ***
    HalfVenti HalfVenti 13-15, F Feb 28

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    I didn't have a dream and I have no Sleep Paralysis today.
    ChissaH ChissaH 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1