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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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    I hate it. If I get told one more time I am acting out because of "Middle Child Syndrome" I am going to die. What about oldest child syndrome? Being bossy and cocky. Or youngest...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Dec 10

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    I've suffered from HH for at least 52 years! I'm now 58 and I can remember the sweaty hands when I was about 6 years old. I've always lived in one of the most hot and humid...
    LynnetteP LynnetteP 56-60, F Dec 9

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    I didn't mean to fall in love with him--I just did. He was just a schoolmate back in College. But ever since one of my classmates said that we looked good together, my suffering...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I've been suffering from this since I was 8 yrs old. It started with my eyelashes but I quit that by the time I was 10 and around that time I started pulling the hair on my head. I...
    darci0796 darci0796 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    During my years of being anorexic, I also suffered from depression. I took anti-depressants for a while after getting out of treatment, but that doesn't mean I still don't suffer...
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F Dec 15

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    Suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember. Have memories of having a stomach ache after every lunch in the first and second grade. Growing up it was mostly IBS attacks...
    K14A07M K14A07M 22-25, F Dec 2

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    Not a day goes by that I don't suffer from anxiety. Mine is more related to a fear of being sick. It's nice though to know I'm not by myself. Not in a selfish was. just spent a...
    lucycain2808 lucycain2808 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I been suffering from chronic pain for 17 years now. I have nerve damage in both legs. Looking to make friends to help each other when we are having bad pain day.
    MrShecter MrShecter 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    are any of you in Australia and have been through all the elimination processes.... my GPs are not helpful and I'm on a year long waiting list to see a rheumatologist.. and I'm...
    tljsmtc tljsmtc 22-25, F Dec 7

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    I don't know why I do but I always suffer from headaches when I sleep at day instead of night or when I don't eat or drink water My headaches where worst than this I had an...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    I really hate living with pmdd. I feel like no one takes me seriously because I get sad and cry over everything... I don't really feel welcome in my home anymore, and I guess it's...
    MimiRainbow MimiRainbow 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Just as the title suggests I suffer from maladaptive day dreaming, I've had this particular issue for as long as I can remember. earliest memory I have of my daydreaming is when I...
    Chason92 Chason92 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I had and am still suffering from an eating disorder. I got to a very low weight and I was sick, my hair was breaking off, and I was always out of breath. I recently joined a sport...
    idk013 idk013 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    In a nutshell ... My 8 year old brother died un expectantly from cancer when I was 7. I am older / mature. I have zero memories of him. Due to our intense / aggressive...
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Here's where it all began. I just started living on my own and I came across an article that tried to teach you how to go into a lucid dream. I had no idea what a lucid dream was...
    LostTech LostTech 18-21 3 days ago

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    my daydreaming experiences have been a real part of my life since i was a child. beginning with imagining a whole world which existed underground to the creation of a dual world...
    andymojo andymojo 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    For as long as I can remember... I could go on for paragraphs of my times. About how it started, how it could have started, and how I want it to end. How it almost could have...
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I'm suffering too..and i think i almost experienced,,visual, auditory, tactile, and feeling like your body is light and a force pulling on the left..What shall i do?
    reignxox reignxox 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    "Suffering"? No, not really. Clinically depressed, but never feel it. It doesn't make sense. These stupid humans do know what the **** they are talking about.
    JezebelWhitman JezebelWhitman 16-17, F Dec 14

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    I become depressed even though nothing is happening in my life which is common for people who suffer on and off for yrs. I also have arthritis in my right knee, and spine...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    While street juggling on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, I was teaching children how to juggle. Some of the kids were beginning jugglers, while others were more advanced...
    JuggllingForACure JuggllingForACure 26-30, M a week ago

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    The best article I've read about depression yet!!! What I Wish People Knew about Depression By Therese J. Borchard Associate Editor robin-williamsSomeone recently asked me to...
    heavenlyskyflower heavenlyskyflower 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I was winning. My lovely and I fought it away, its been at bay for two years, minus the inevitable relapse. This isn't relapse. I fought my depression by personifying it into a...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Dec 14

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    I never expected to discover there is a term for what I have been experiencing since my earliest age I can recall. I have always felt intensely protective of my daydreaming, as if...
    rattikin rattikin 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    trying to be someone i'm not is hard maybe in a way it's who i wanna be. its an endless strugle,its so hard i never wanted to fit the mold of society but here i am doing it or...
    sixlives sixlives 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I am extremely depressed. I feel so bad. I just want to die or hurt myself really bad. No one likes to be around me. I'm a burden to my family. I feel like I have an anchor tied to...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 30

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    Growing up in my household, my parents always argued and my dad was really horrible so I would always make an escape in daydreaming. As I grew up, I dated celebrities and other...
    lovelyann lovelyann 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I don't know if this has happened to anyone but it has to me. I had this daydream that I was a successful business woman by day and serial killer by night and although being a...
    lovelyann lovelyann 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    From sexual molestation. I can't Handel big crowds. Don't go in bathrooms very well.. Too many males around me makes me have a mini panic attack. Males I don't know make me nervous...
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    Today my daughter graduated from college. Today I said good bye to my daughter, son and ex husband. Today I realized my daughter showed me no respect just like her dad had done for...
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    I live in Iowa and was diagnosed with ES and my ENT doc said he doesnt feel comfortable removing the calcification. Does anyone know of a doc in or near Iowa that deals with ES?
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    My heart is as a snow crystal, white, pure, glamorous, serene, & yet so fragile..Only a shining sun can make it melt so hard, & only a devil would break it so bad..a shining sun...
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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I hate having severe migraines. When I was little I used to get migraines that would make me just sit there and cry. They ran all kinds of test and nothing came up. Once I hit...
    CrystalLynn1995 CrystalLynn1995 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    It is getting worse, i dont know how to live normally anymore, im hating all men, im unable to open my heart to anyone else, i even lost my charm, i prefer to stay alone, wasting...
    SnowCrystall SnowCrystall 26-30, F Nov 28

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    Should i believe him? He said he still loved me when he broke up with me, he said i wasn't supportive, i was pushy and demanding, that i broke his heart and couldn't bring...