Nope: I'm an only child
I does not need to be that way. This happens when the parents play favourites. They may think that making their children compete for a position in their love pecking order will cause them to be higher achievers but all it does is prevent and destroy any loving and supportive relationship that would have naturally developed between siblings. There are two ways people compete. One way is to do ones best to down play and denigrate the efforts of your competitors, to engage in a form of put down warfare where the younger sibling is deeply scarred by having their efforts rubbished by their older siblings. <br />
So if you want a backbiting, denigrating, divided family just play the stupid favourites game and reap the poison fruit from what you have sown.
Not in my case. I raised my brother, so my relationship with him is much like a mother-son relationship. I would always go without so he could have more.
Not for me. Never ever felt a sense of competition once.
She is older than me by a few years which explains the lack of competition. Still I feel blessed to have good relationships with my siblings. People on EP appear to have terrible relationships with theirs.
I never thought of it that way...maybe I'm too busy fooling around...this just put my life in question...and i looked back at it for a second and it's ol' good...lol
My sister used to tell people I was adopted so my being a relative didn't impact her popularity. She didn't compete with me much.