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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5,830 1,763
You Have To Beg Your Parents To Do Stuff That Your Siblings Get To Do

5,695 1,729
It Feels Like Your Parents Wish You Were Doing Something Different With Your Life

5,455 1,694
They Put Your Emotional Needs After Everything Else

5,243 1,630
You And Your Sibling Have Wildly Different Recollections Of Your Childhood

4,781 1,996
Your Parents Are Distant From You

4,711 1,971
The Gifts Your Parents Give Your Siblings Are Much More Thoughtful Than What They Give You

4,856 2,050
Your Sibling Was Never In Trouble When You Were Growing Up

4,440 2,011
Your Parents Actively Helped Your Sibling With Their Homework

4,215 2,011
Your Parents Never Display Your Accomplishments But Keep Your Sibling's Trophies

3,902 2,165
Your Sibling And Parents Have Inside Jokes

3,560 2,273
Your Mom Calls Your Sibling Every Day

3,667 2,421
Your Parents Have Never Made Your Siblings Do The Dishes

3,422 2,361
They've Never Taken You Out For Dinner By Yourself

3,326 2,379
Your Parents Ask Your Siblings For Advice

3,222 2,419
Your Parents Don't Make Your Favorite Food

3,040 2,495
You Were Never Able To Borrow Money From Your Parents, But Your Siblings Could

2,712 2,563
Your Parents Tell You To Move Out Of Your Sibling's Favorite Spot Even When They Aren't Around

2,355 2,816
You Always Have To Do Your Own Laundry

2,293 2,747
Your Parents Dig Your Sibling's Significant Other And Hate Yours

2,142 2,901
There Aren't Any Childhood Photos Of You Around Your Parent's House

1,845 2,899
It Was Hard To Get Your Parents To Sign Off On Your College Decisions

1,625 2,994
Your Parents Never Let You Name Your Pet

1,515 2,994
Your Parents Have Regularly Scheduled Coffee Dates With Your Sibling

1,382 3,155
Your Parents Have Forgotten You Multiple Times On A Road Trip

317 4,089
Your Mom And Sibling Have Matching Tattoos