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  •  We also discovered Mom and Dad were the voice (3+ / 0-)
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    of reason in the family with their nieces, nephews, siblings and even some of their friends. As we discovered some of our parents' friends were a bit unbalanced. Mom and Dad would try to help people and be friends with those with many problems and issues.  
    But they listened to my parents and held them in high regard. They are not going to do the same with my parents' kids. ...as although we are in our 50s, we are still kids to their friends, sibilings and really nobody to the cousins.

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    by wishingwell on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:49:37 PM PST

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    •  Boy did you hit a nerve (2+ / 0-)
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      as although we are in our 50s, we are still kids to their friends, siblings and really nobody to the cousins.
      A good friend gave me a bit of insight as to what it meant to have an older sibling, when we were in the most acrimonious part of dealing with Mr P's siblings.  One sister is 20 yrs older, another 10 yrs older.

      This friend pointed out to me that neither would ever consider Mr P worthy of consideration or knowledge -- after all they had changed his diapers!  Sort of funny, but then when it was followed by "Mother always liked you best!"  by the eldest during the fracturing apart, it ceases to be funny.  Ouch!!!  

      Jealousy?  Resentment?  

      •  Yes exactly, my husband sees that with his sisters (2+ / 0-)
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        at times because they are quite a bit older than him. My mohter being the oldest of 5, I think that is why they held her in such regard and they would not get tito arguments with her.

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        by wishingwell on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:13:25 AM PST

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