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25 Signs Your Parents Like Your Siblings More Than You

Updated September 20, 2019 492.2k votes 24.8k voters 108.2k views25 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.

  • 1
    19,910
    5,541

    You Have To Beg Your Parents To Do Stuff That Your Siblings Get To Do

  • 2
    19,432
    5,427

    They Put Your Emotional Needs After Everything Else

  • 3
    19,734
    5,531

    It Feels Like Your Parents Wish You Were Doing Something Different With Your Life

  • 4
    18,357
    5,153

    You And Your Sibling Have Wildly Different Recollections Of Your Childhood

  • 5
    16,847
    6,851

    Your Sibling Was Never In Trouble When You Were Growing Up

  • 6
    16,553
    6,737

    Your Parents Are Distant From You

  • 7
    16,040
    6,714

    The Gifts Your Parents Give Your Siblings Are Much More Thoughtful Than What They Give You

  • 8
    15,094
    6,607

    Your Parents Actively Helped Your Sibling With Their Homework

  • 9
    14,676
    6,619

    Your Parents Never Display Your Accomplishments But Keep Your Sibling's Trophies

  • 10
    13,738
    6,830

    Your Sibling And Parents Have Inside Jokes

  • 11
    12,789
    7,113

    Your Mom Calls Your Sibling Every Day

  • 12
    13,106
    7,503

    Your Parents Have Never Made Your Siblings Do The Dishes

  • 13
    11,739
    7,421

    Your Parents Ask Your Siblings For Advice

  • 14
    11,850
    7,536

    They've Never Taken You Out For Dinner By Yourself

  • 15
    10,732
    8,176

    Your Parents Don't Make Your Favorite Food

  • 16
    10,420
    8,225

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

  • 17
    9,302
    8,471

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

  • 18
    7,805
    8,816

    Your Parents Dig Your Sibling's Significant Other And Hate Yours

  • 19
    7,950
    9,222

    You Always Have To Do Your Own Laundry

  • 20
    7,363
    9,509

    There Aren't Any Childhood Photos Of You Around Your Parent's House

  • 21
    5,851
    9,499

    It Was Hard To Get Your Parents To Sign Off On Your College Decisions

  • 22
    5,399
    9,937

    Your Parents Never Let You Name Your Pet

  • 23
    5,206
    9,596

    Your Parents Have Regularly Scheduled Coffee Dates With Your Sibling

  • 24
    4,530
    10,350

    Your Parents Have Forgotten You Multiple Times On A Road Trip

  • 25
    1,009
    13,397

    Your Mom And Sibling Have Matching Tattoos