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Old 08-11-2019, 04:49 PM
 
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i would say no for myself , i grew up with a brother and i would say he was maybe preferred to myself.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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yes,
i guess so.
i was the first.
my youngest sister was the BABY,
so she got away with just about everything
which i could not. however, "favored" in my opinion,
means given every, single opportunity to succeed.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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I was the least favorite. I was an only child.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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I was not the favorite of my grandmother. It should not matter since she is not my mother, but she was the one who raised me the majority of the time. I met my father when I was 13 and his family. They also did not favor me. Oh well.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:06 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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Don't think my parents played favorites; at least they tried very hard not to. We were all very different. What one of us would like or prefer (in terms of how we were rewarded, recognized, punished) didn't tend to matter to the others.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:11 AM
 
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It may have seemed at times like I was the favorite, but they love me and my older brother the same.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:15 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No. There were 9 of us, I was 2nd, and I suspect that the sister that came after me was the favorite.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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My maternal grandfather- indeed I was his favorite grand daughter. He told me all the time
My bio dad- heavens no. He hated females .
My mom- wasn't til a month before her passing we had one of those tender bonding talks. Her honesty was needed. She carried a special bond for my oldest brother. I respected her for sharing that. At the same time the daughter side of me was painfully hurt. I recall her just looking at me quizzically as if to say...my darling daughter ..as a mother you do understand right? Even in my 50's, I still had that kid side that wanted her to say I was her favorite. We do like to feel special. So in reflection I can say I felt that special mom daughter bond. So maybe just maybe she was my favorite mom and that's pretty cool by me .
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Old Yesterday, 07:36 AM
 
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No, I wasn't the favorite. And I was an only child.
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 AM
 
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Yes, but I did not know until I moved out and my older sister told me.

Favorite child in our household meant I had all the pressure on me to be something special, especially smart and athletic (but I was neither, so the pressure increased).
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