Do you think the middle child syndrome actually exists?
For those of you who might not know, middle child syndrome is the belief that middle children are usually excluded, ignored, or even outright neglected because of their birth order. something about being in the middle, after the exciting first child, and before the extra spoiled youngest child, is supposed to feel like you are the least loved one. I am a middle child, I have an older and a younger sister. But personally, and I might even say thankfully, I have never felt excluded or neglected. I do believe every parent has a favorite child, even if most parents would never admit to it, but I don’t think it has anything to do with the birth order.
The OP of this Reddit story is not a middle child but is, unfortunately, the least favorite child in his family. The way his parents have treated him is absolutely outrageous. Being the unwanted third kid, OP’s parents made an effort to simply ignore his existence. He was constantly excluded from family pictures, never celebrated birthdays, never attended family gatherings, and was even denied from coming to his brother’s wedding. Now, after being excluded from yet another wedding, this time his sister’s, OP is seriously considering cutting ties with his family entirely.
Make sure you scroll down for the full story. Once you are done, click here for a story of a woman who gifted her sister a dog, only to get stuck with the responsibility of caring for it.