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Only Child=boring?

Being an only child is sometimes the exact opposite of what people think is.When I say I'm the only child in the family,I'll get reactions like "OMG.YOU'RE SO LUCKY!!!" or "I BET YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT!!" or even things like "SPOILT I'M SURE." I could say I agree with those 3 but yet,I disagree.

Lucky?Well yeah sure.I don't have to share anything with anyone.I get a room to myself.I don't need to cut my fish and chips in half to share with my little sister or brother.But,I feel anything but lucky (sometimes).I look at my friends with siblings in utter jealousy.When they've got a relationship problem,they could always run to their older brothers or sisters who are ever ready with the best advices and loves in the world for them.As for me who have I got to run to?My parents?Well,being the raw age that I am,I don't even feel comfortable to talk to my parents about relationships.And plus,they're so protective they're not even allowing me to be in one.I feel so envious when siblings have got their little secrets or private jokes with one another and laugh all the time when they're in the train while I'm stuck listening to my mp3 keeping silent in a corner on the train.

The statement "I bet you get everything you want" is something that I utterly detest.The statement's not very true if you come from a middle-income family who struggles from paycheck to paycheck.I do get everything I want.Like 2 months later.If I want a certain bag,I've gotta wait.Till like maybe end of the month?I don't get things on the spot.I don't get to make things the way I want them to be.I feel so hurt sometimes by that statement.Like as if their heads,all only children are like Paris Hilton or something (who is btw,not an only child.)

Being an only child is sometimes really nothing fun.All you do is stare at this four walls around you when your parents are not home.You don't have a sister to go out to the movies with or an elder brother to pamper you.

Maybe I should convince my parents to adopt!Haha,okay maybe not.They wanted to do that last year but changed their mind and I was kinda hurt.Cause I was really hoping for one.

Well,guess you just gotta be happy with you got.Cause afterall,everything happens for a reason.
shotherlove shotherlove 16-18, F 11 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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Try a different point of view. Look around at your school mates. I am sure there are some horrible kids among them. Now consider this. Even horrible people have relatives - some have brothers and sisters. You imagine if you had a sibling it would be some you would like. How about you were stuck with a horrible kid 24/7 that you couldn't get away from because they are your brother/sister. Like someone who never stops talking or leaves you alone so you cannot do anything you enjoy because they are there all the time to spoil it. A lot of the time that is the reality. That is why your friends envy you.

Me too....and I'm 53 and experience depressions often

U are the same as me. I always feel so alone

Wow!! I've been looking for other adult only children, with the same feelings as myself. I agree, I have hated being an only child all of my life. People have such a misconception of how it truly feels for some only children.
I can relate to you in so many ways. I have been looking for a meet up group, but have been unsuccessful finding one in my area. I am in my late thirties and those feelings have never went away for me. I do believe the older I become, the harder it gets. I would love to hear from other people who have experienced the same thoughts.

i never get to see my parents THE whole day because their work starts at 2pm and ends at 1:30 am, i am an only child and i am VERY lonely, and been lonely for 14 years, i never even owned à pet before :(

man i tottaly agree i get so bored and sometimes even depressed my parents work 50 miles away and wake up before i do so i walways wake up to an empty house and have so much built up energy from not being to even talk to anybody i feel very lonely sometimes and it sucks to always rely on friends to keep u company and i hate how sometimes i wont have my first interaction with another human till after 2 pm plus my parents dont come home till 730 pm and go straight to sleep anytips on how to deal with this this has been going on for six years now so u can imagine my loneliness

But what if you guys had a sibling who was never around? You're sibling could be at school, work, or over their friend/boyfriend/girlfriend's house, and you might still be alone.

im going through the exact same thing, my parents said they would adopt but of coarse changed their minds. im glad others understand.

Same here. Being an only child is quite lonely. I remember for several years whenever anyone asked me what I wanted for christmas, or for my birthday, I would say "Something that I can play with by myself", because two or more player games were completely useless to me.

Hello, I was raised as an only, too (but I do have two younger sisters who live with my father and his new wife). I also hate the stereotypes. It is often very sad being the only child, and I know that this will become more evident sometimes than others. Just remember: there are exceptional benefits to what you have grown up with. Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/28/science/spacing-of-siblings-strongly-linked-to-success-in-life.html?&pagewanted=all Other than all of the references to alcoholism, we are set for good things (bring on the money, baby)! :D

Hello, I was raised as an only, too (but I do have two younger sisters who live with my father and his new wife). I also hate the stereotypes. It is often very sad being the only child, and I know that this will become more evident sometimes than others. Just remember: there are exceptional benefits to what you have grown up with. Check this out: http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/28/science/spacing-of-siblings-strongly-linked-to-success-in-life.html?&pagewanted=all Other than all of the references to alcoholism, we are set for good things (bring on the money, baby)! :D

i agree with you