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18 Things That Happen When You And Your Sibling Have A Huge Age Gap

When "big" sister actually means "legitimate grown-up."

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4. In the early years, your relationship feels more like a parent-child one.

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Rather convenient of your parents, don't you think, to time births so they had a built-in babysitter?

6. You both have a period of experiencing only-child syndrome.

If you're older, you were on your own until the next bundle of joy arrived years down the road. If you're younger, you were suddenly on your own when your big sib moved out/left for college.

7. If you're younger, you'll end up discovering music that made you feel way cooler than your friends.

And if you're older, you felt obligated to make sure your bro/sis did not grow up solely on some Disney Channel tween pop bullshit.


16. If you're younger, you sometimes unfairly compare yourself to your older sib, and feel like you've accomplished nothing. (But then you remember they've had many more years to do stuff in.)


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