i love my mom but i get jelous with my brother

Philippines
March 19, 2007 12:41am CST
I love my mother very much, i consider her one of the best person in my life.. i like the way she cares for me and the whole family.. but i felt sad sometimes when i can feel that my brother is more important to her. i get jealous when she prepare the best food for my brother than me.. i dont know maybe i just make this an issue but for me i am hurt when i see these things..
2 responses
@Jemina (5784)
19 Mar 07
How many siblings? I have 3 sisters and just 1 brother (all of them older) and of course mom likes brother so much. Well, she has all the right because my brother is the best son in the world. He never gave my mom any problem. Although I couldn't avoid getting jealous when I see that my brother got more special treatment than I did. But now that we're all grown-ups all those jealousy got offset because my brother is now taking care of my studies. I hope things will go well with you and your brother and who knows maybe time will come that your brother will take care of you.
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
Try talking to your mother about this, she may not be aware of it. Brace yourself for the answer though, you may not find it to your liking. I have been a victim of this favoritism thing, too. My mother always sacrificed my needs in favor of an elder sister. I took it in stride. I wonder now why I never felt bitter about it when I had no one to share the ill feelings with then. The best advise I can give you is this. There is nothing to be bitter and worry about for as long as your mom sees to your needs, too, as a child of hers. Do your best to excel in life. If ever your mother will come to that point wherein she will be too attached to your brother, you are now able to stand on your own - independent of her. Once you have kids of your own, see to it that you do not practice the same thing that she does - favoring one child over the other. All those kids sprang forth from you and because of you they have come to life. Be loving and caring for all of them. So, this explains why it is best to keep the number of children in the family to one or two.