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Sunday, 29 May 2011

My Mom Loves My Brother More

Written by  Erin Donovan

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QWhat can I do about my mother? She loves my little brother more than me. She buys him stuff and not me. What should I do?

AWhat a sad thing to be feeling! It can feel awful when it seems that a parent favors one of you over the other, or one sibling seems to get special treatment. Usually, parents do not do this intentionally. Most parents have equal love for their children, but sometimes it gets shown in different ways.

You need to tell your mom that you've been feeling left-out, and loved less than your brother. She may at first say that you are being silly, or that no such thing is happening (because she may truly not have noticed that she is treating you differently), but tell her your feelings are real, and you've been hurting, and point out specifics if you can as to when you felt "proof" of this awful feeling.

I hope that she can understand your feelings, and that things get worked out for you soon. Don't let these feelings build up inside of you.


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Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan's contributions were written in the year before she began college, at which time she was WholeFamily's Senior Teen Advisor.

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