Do Your Parents Have a Favorite Child?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 61
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2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

According to my mom, I’m the favorite…but I’m pretty sure she tells that to all of us kids 🙂  

Post # 62
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427 posts
Helper bee

bee123456789 :  Since I moved away to college (I did come home on weekends) I quickly realized my parents started to favor my brother more than they had before. They had that mentality that I went away to school and had a job, so I was able to do EVERYTHING on my own but also at the same time still wanted to keep tabs on me? Its tough, but now that I’m back home and just saving to buy a house with my SO I brush it all off. Its defintely hard to get over and it gets under my skin A LOT on how high of a pedastool my brother sits on, but oh well… I let it go and don’t let it effect me too much. 

Post # 63
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2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

Noooo… of course not.

Just kidding, it’s totally me lol

I got the private education and the big Wedding lol, speaks volumes!

Post # 64
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m an only child and somehow still not the favorite. My mother has never really “liked” me. She wasn’t abusive or anything, but from a very young age I realized that she would have preferred a daughter much more like herself (in attitude and appearance). I was the apple of my late father’s eye, though. 

Post # 65
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Bumble bee

Yeah, my parents deny it, but my brother is my mom’s favorite. She defends anything he does, even when it’s wrong…she does not do the same for me. I don’t remember the last time my mom complimented anything about me..not that she doesn’t love me because I know she does. But yeah, I know she likes my brother more. I don’t know about my dad. He definitely gets annoyed more often with me, but I think that’s just because I will argue with him and my brother won’t.

 

My husband is his dad’s favorite. One of his brothers is his mom’s favorite. Again, they would never say that, but he and his brothers have talked about it. It’s fairly obvious.

Post # 66
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1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

No my pasrents love all their children equally we are a very close knit family

Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m an only child and I’m still not my parents’ favorite, haha! 

My mom was always like, “Why can’t you be more like your [tall, pretty, PhD] cousin?” Or “I found myself a spiritual daughter at church. I don’t need you anymore.” 

My Dad takes in random women and calls me up to ask if I wouldn’t mind him giving him my inheritance because “You have your husband so you don’t need my money.” I tell him, “Hey, you worked hard for it so do what you want.” The current random is a girl who Dad is calling my sister, even though she moved in with him at age 24. I like her a lot so this complicates things. 

I have a daughter and she is definitely my favorite. I hope she will always know how much she’s loved. 

 

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My mom has admitted it and so have some of my friends parents that parents do have favorites. I am my moms but I think its because I am more successful to her because she always says “you are what I dreamed you to be when you were born and I looked at you thinking what you would be when you grow up.” My siblings have all put her through the ringer in many different ways. Im more laid back and introvert whereas her and my other 2 sisters can go toe to toe and fight where I would just listen to her and shut up even if I thought she was wrong. But ultimately she and other parents I know said that all their children have different personalities and some are more likeable than others. So the parents are drawn to one kid more than another. 

Post # 70
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, I’m surprised at all the comments about favourites. I think favouritism by parents is a terrible thing.

There has never been any favouritism from either of my (separated) parents that I’ve been able to discern. My father is is closer to my two siblings, but he’s never shown favouritism. And I have no favourite among mine.

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