Do your parents favour your siblings over you?

@smithy86 (137)
March 19, 2007 7:54am CST
Have you ever had an argument with your brother or sister and your the only one that gets told off? or when you cant decide on what to order for takeaway and its always your siblings choice that gets picked? I have een in that situation repeatedly for years and i am sick of it. My mum used to play fight with my brother and when i came into the room they would stop and it would be all awkward. And when my dad used to phone to speak to us i would have a two minute call and my brother would talk to him for hours
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@mauier113 (688)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
yes, its the same same situation. I'm not the one favored in the family. It had always been my brother. I love them all, that's why I take the backseat to avoid conflict. But now I'd learned to ignore the issue, I'd been tired of this. It's better to accept the fact than to have argument.
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• Andorra
19 Mar 07
yep totally know the feelin, my brother is always favoured over me. I think it's very hard as a child but the older yu get you just tend to not let it not affect you as much. I tried confronting my parents over it once and they couldnt see it all all so i just didnt bother after that.
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
Being a golden child as my brothers and sister refer to me is not at all better, Sometimes parents really do not love a child more than the other, of course your parents love you the same way but differently, if it may seem that your brother is favored over you, Think of it that you are more independent than your brother. Look forward in achieving greater things in life, love your brother the way your parents do, you will be respected by all the members of your family for being yourself and not taking things against them, even if sometimes it may seem unfair. God bless and enjoy your family.
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@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
20 Mar 07
My sister is my mothers favorite, hands down. When we were growing up, she'd get away with saying the nastiest things to our mom, and when I'd express the same sentiment I'd get a slap right across the face. The only saving grace of the parental issue is that I'm our (step)dad's favorite. It's weird how it worked out like that, but im glad. My dad and I get along great and we love to hang out together, even if it's just to run errands. I think, as someone above suggested, you should just look at it as your parent's loss. how sad for them that they don't have the ability to objectively view their children, and that they are missing out on all this time with you. I pity them.