Family 25 Signs Your Parents Like Your Siblings More Than You  

Jacob Shelton
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Growing up with a sibling is a truly unique experience, so much so that anyone who lived as an only child will never understand the pain and complete weirdness of your parents treating your sibling like royalty while you’re treated like second hand news. Call it the Cinderella syndrome if you like, but parents are unfair, and when parents treat kids differently the kids know it and it affects them for the rest of their lives. If you have the sneaking suspicion that your parents like your sibling better than you then, you need to keep reading and uncover the clues that could lead you to having an emotional breakthrough. Unfortunately, there’s no signpost for how to use this information and you have to figure that out for yourself.

Do you find yourself wondering, “Do my parents like my sister more, or do my parents like my brother more?” Then you’re probably onto something. It’s normal to be unsure about where you stand in the sibling hierarchy, but if you feel like your parents love you less than your brother or sister then that’s probably exactly what’s happening. Take a look at your family photos, have you been pushed to the back? Are you even in them? If it seems like one of your siblings is getting top billing over you then it may be time to frank discussion with your parents about their toxic relationship with their children. Or just ignore it until they die. Whatever works for you.

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5,193 1,584
It Feels Like Your Parents Wish You Were Doing Something Different With Your Life

5,317 1,629
You Have To Beg Your Parents To Do Stuff That Your Siblings Get To Do

4,795 1,511
You And Your Sibling Have Wildly Different Recollections Of Your Childhood

4,966 1,570
They Put Your Emotional Needs After Everything Else

4,360 1,834
Your Parents Are Distant From You

4,308 1,815
The Gifts Your Parents Give Your Siblings Are Much More Thoughtful Than What They Give You

4,433 1,906
Your Sibling Was Never In Trouble When You Were Growing Up

4,069 1,847
Your Parents Actively Helped Your Sibling With Their Homework

3,847 1,848
Your Parents Never Display Your Accomplishments But Keep Your Sibling's Trophies

3,568 1,981
Your Sibling And Parents Have Inside Jokes

3,249 2,078
Your Mom Calls Your Sibling Every Day

3,353 2,226
Your Parents Have Never Made Your Siblings Do The Dishes

3,156 2,156
They've Never Taken You Out For Dinner By Yourself

3,073 2,174
Your Parents Ask Your Siblings For Advice

2,955 2,226
Your Parents Don't Make Your Favorite Food

2,791 2,295
You Were Never Able To Borrow Money From Your Parents, But Your Siblings Could

2,489 2,359
Your Parents Tell You To Move Out Of Your Sibling's Favorite Spot Even When They Aren't Around

2,164 2,596
You Always Have To Do Your Own Laundry

2,111 2,538
Your Parents Dig Your Sibling's Significant Other And Hate Yours

1,979 2,663
There Aren't Any Childhood Photos Of You Around Your Parent's House

1,719 2,661
It Was Hard To Get Your Parents To Sign Off On Your College Decisions

1,500 2,759
Your Parents Never Let You Name Your Pet

1,398 2,765
Your Parents Have Regularly Scheduled Coffee Dates With Your Sibling

1,274 2,910
Your Parents Have Forgotten You Multiple Times On A Road Trip

290 3,779
Your Mom And Sibling Have Matching Tattoos