This Is How It Feels To Be The (Much) Older Sibling

For the longest time, you were an only child. Then your parents decided to throw another child into the mix. Growing up with a much younger sibling was probably not what you expected! Well, they can’t return them so you might as well get along. You are not alone with these feelings though. Many couples have an unexpected child later in life and you just have to deal with it. But there are problems that arise with a generational gap between siblings…

1You still suffer a little bit from Only Child Syndrome.

You can’t understand why your parents waited so long! You thought you had a good thing going as an only child. You were an only child for years and experienced the luxury of having your parents’ undivided attention You’re (still) pretty ornery over having to share that with another person. Or sharing anything, for that matter.