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25 Signs Your Parents Like Your Siblings More Than You 

Jacob Shelton
Updated September 20, 2019 335.1k votes 20.8k voters 90.5k views 25 items

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 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 relationship with their children. Or just ignore it. Whatever works for you.

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You Have To Beg Your Parents To Do Stuff That Your Siblings Get To Do
2
It Feels Like Your Parents Wish You Were Doing Something Different With Your Life
3
They Put Your Emotional Needs After Everything Else
4
You And Your Sibling Have Wildly Different Recollections Of Your Childhood
5
Your Sibling Was Never In Trouble When You Were Growing Up
6
Your Parents Are Distant From You
7
The Gifts Your Parents Give Your Siblings Are Much More Thoughtful Than What They Give You
8
Your Parents Actively Helped Your Sibling With Their Homework
9
Your Parents Never Display Your Accomplishments But Keep Your Sibling's Trophies
10
Your Sibling And Parents Have Inside Jokes
11
Your Mom Calls Your Sibling Every Day
12
Your Parents Have Never Made Your Siblings Do The Dishes
13
They've Never Taken You Out For Dinner By Yourself
14
Your Parents Ask Your Siblings For Advice
15
Your Parents Don't Make Your Favorite Food
16
You Were Never Able To Borrow Money From Your Parents, But Your Siblings Could
17
Your Parents Tell You To Move Out Of Your Sibling's Favorite Spot Even When They Aren't Around
18
Your Parents Dig Your Sibling's Significant Other And Hate Yours
19
You Always Have To Do Your Own Laundry
20
There Aren't Any Childhood Photos Of You Around Your Parent's House
21
It Was Hard To Get Your Parents To Sign Off On Your College Decisions
22
Your Parents Never Let You Name Your Pet
23
Your Parents Have Regularly Scheduled Coffee Dates With Your Sibling
24
Your Parents Have Forgotten You Multiple Times On A Road Trip
25
Your Mom And Sibling Have Matching Tattoos