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I Suffer From Middle Child Syndrome

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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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    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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    NO ONE CARES ABOUT ME !! I WISH MY YOUNGER BROTHER WAS NEVER BORN THEN I WOULD NEVER BE SAD AND CRYING RIGHT NOW😭😭😫😭😭😭😫😢
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I've always suffered from SSS and Misophonia since I was very young. Recently it's gotten very difficult for me. I have been getting over whelmed or over come with feelings and...
    Danicakes9 Danicakes9 13-15, F Jul 1

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    My husband suffers from chronic wide spread nerve pain. He has been diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and myofacial pain syndrome. The best way to describe what...
    overwhelmedandexhausted overwhelmedandexhausted 26-30, F Jul 16

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    (SORRY IF ITS LONG. I KINDA WROTE A NOVEL HERE LOL) So i rather not go by my first name i'll go by my middle name which is Kayla. I'm 14 and a half and ever since I was in the 6th...
    kaylaa1 kaylaa1 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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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 3 days ago

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    Body Dysmorphic Disorder - July 30, 2014- I recently heard of this on a television show. I never truly understood this friend's feelings until I learned more of this disorder. To...
    JustaMann JustaMann 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I actually been dealing with SO-OCD (sexual orientation-OCD), but it won't let me post that. I've been suffering with this horrible thing for over a year now and just when I think...
    Sarm9311 Sarm9311 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed a few years back by a counselor i was seeing with Avoidant personality disorder. After years of struggling to keep and hold onto a job including two failed attempts...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    it all started in the 7th grade. I was not a very popular person. At the begging of the year I met a boy named noah he was my locker neighbor and I didn't really know him before I...
    wothlessdreamer14 wothlessdreamer14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    When I was younger up to when I was about maybe 14, I suffered from sleep paralysis. I always knew it was coming because before the attack my entire body had a pins and needles...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I think this stems from when I was really young. The ages between 2-5. I didn't really live near many children, so I usually just played with my toys by myself. I was told I was...
    Sarahlee566 Sarahlee566 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    So here I am in a foreign country with no way to escape or have some time on my own. This probably sounds a little weird so let me explain. This year being 21 and officially an...
    21stCenturyEtiquette 21stCenturyEtiquette 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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...
    ctrosch56 ctrosch56 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I stay up about every night till about 5 am in the morning than wake up at 8am. I've had this problem since I first entered middle school in the 6th grade now I'm going into the...
    Imdestroyed Imdestroyed 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I was the happiest little kid in the world. Always smiling, and happy for no reason at all. It was like that until I got to the first year of middle school. People were so mean to...
    AmandaMg2 AmandaMg2 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I'm the oddball middle daughter. In fact a few examples of me being odd is both of my sisters are brunette and i'm blonde. Then they are tall and slender and well...i wish I was. i...
    angelexondra angelexondra 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression from the age of 15. I guess what got me started was the constant bullying I endured through my school years. At the age of 14, I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    More and more I come to the conclusion that anger is the most useless of emotions. It corrupts our actions and corrodes our hearts. Anger breeds hatred and should be cast aside as...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Jul 18

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    I had my son five month ago. It was the best experience of my life! In the past two months I have felt extremely alone and depressed. My child's father and I have been together for...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    ~*~ I am "re-posting" this, from something I wrote a friend. ~*~ So many folks don't know about this & it's a shame. ( Plz, keep N mind - different things work 4 different folks...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Frankly, I don't think I'm really "suffering." I love my daydreams, and they help me deal with my life that I am definitely not enjoying. So far I don't think it's really affected...
    rushmoer rushmoer 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Hello I suffer anxiety and deppresion, had it ever since i was 8. It sucks, and I barely have any friends.. I am 19 male in U.S. I just joined to hopefully meet people on here...
    Lambertt Lambertt 18-21, M Jul 8

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    I don't know if I'm suffering arachnophobia.. I know I'm terrified of spiders so bad that when I see one I can't move and I start to shake and hard to breath... I don't know
    Escapinginsanity Escapinginsanity 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Just look around, aren't we all? But it's only suffering if we make it out to be. It's your choice whether or not you're happy.
    Kano413 Kano413 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    It's been pretty easy to cope with for a very long time, thanks to the fact that I stopped self-medicating years ago! But lately, it's been harder and harder to even think I'm a...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Jul 18

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    I can't even tell if it's unrequited love ,I've been in love with this girls for about 7 months I think or something like that and the two of us have grown really close The...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Jul 3

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    I've been seeing a therapist for just over a month now. I hate talking about sex, it makes me very uncomfortable, but after being with my partner for over 7 years I know that I can...
    ajsmith24 ajsmith24 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I didn't even know something as 'Maladaptive Daydreaming' even existed! It started out when I was about 12 (I'm 14 now) and it wasn't very often and didn't last long but as days...
    MariaSophia13 MariaSophia13 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Okay, I've daydreamed for as long as I can remember. So probably since I was like 5 or somewhere around that age. I always have daydreamed more than the average person but it didn...
    thoseinsomniacnights thoseinsomniacnights 13-15, F Jul 6

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    The pain is like a knife, piercing all the way through, burning and melting like magma away inside of me, I just want it to go away! It's spreads like poison... Sometimes, I'm...
    Mimi94x Mimi94x 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Another Xanax to start my night off at work. I promise there will be a day that comes where I won't need this to keep me from panicking.
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Bipolar depression is 25% worse than unipolar depression. That is a powerful medical truth. Any depression layered with suicidal ideation and lethargy and unending sadness is not...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Since I was six years old. It's gotten better over the years, when I used to get it it was so bad I would go into shock and pass out because it was stemming from abuse. I have...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I've only recently found out what was wrong with me, and it feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my life that there are other people who do this as much as I do. However...
    quilladin quilladin 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I've realised that my anger was the reaction to and not the cause of whatever was bothering me. I find it more easy to identify when this is happening, and I try to stop myself...
    mypath43 mypath43 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I just found this site. Every story I read sounds like my own. My wife is the love of my life. My everything. The past two years I have seen her go from an amazingly passionate and...
    dempag dempag 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    One time I had a night terror, and it all seemed so realistic. I was walking towards the kitchen and stopped at by the dining table because my friend Nicolle was sitting there so I...
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    i have an incurable OCD that my psychologist and psychiatrist say will last forever i am on the highest dose of drugs you can take legally (zoloft) and i have gone threw more...
    Simple666 Simple666 13-15, F a week ago

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    I didn't quite know why I couldn't dare get change from the teenager at the register, or ask a stranger for help in public until about two years ago. I did some research and found...
    thegreatsideshow thegreatsideshow 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    This doesn't happen as much anymore. It has recently become less. I would have days where it would happen every night... The room is dark and all of a sudden you can't move. It...
    linda8a linda8a 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ....I'm not so sure actually!!!! My childhood was the 70's. so we had stuff like the Bee Gees. The Sweet. Marc Bolan. The Osmonds. David Essex. David Cassidy.........
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 16

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    Currently, I'm at my relative's house. Many of my younger cousins are here, too. 7 kids....no, 7 nightmares. Two of them surpass the rest in awfulness. Those two hellions egg the...
    RantingCuriosity RantingCuriosity 18-21 Jul 19

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    sugar ray Someday When my life has passed me by I'll lay around and wonder why you were always there for me One way In the eyes of a passerby I'll look around for another try...
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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