You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family. There is plenty written about how the order in which you were born affects your personality and the way you deal with the world around you, but some believe that it can also affect your marriage, to the point that a mismatch can lead to divorce.
“There is a strong connection between birth order and divorce rates,” explained John Curtis, Ph. and former family counselor turned management consultant and author.
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Only children: They are too similar to me that it's just plain awkward.
But for example I have girlfriends who have a younger brother, and they always get with younger guys. Do you all have certain patterns of having relationships that work out better with certain types or attraction to certain birth order types?
Youngest Men with older sister: Seem to be more sensitive. Youngest Men with older brother: I feel a lot of them that I know are a little bit mischievious, cool, a little bit of a player, charming, but tend to like a challenge.
I tend to have a great initial attraction with them but it never works out as a relationship.
Their desire to succeed isn't fueled by competition, so much as a sincere desire for the adoration that comes from being the best at what they do.
Middle children's roles are not as defined as the oldest child or the youngest child, so they tend to seek approval from their peer group, since parental attention is focused more on the oldest and youngest offspring. While they seek approval from their peers, they still model themselves somewhat off of the first-born child's characteristics.As children, they live for the adoration of the adults around them, and sometimes they act as miniature adults themselves. First-born children grow up to be adults who want to be the best at what they do.They enter new situations with caution, and only when they feel comfortable with their new surroundings will they come fully out of their shell, sure to leave an impression on the people around them.The older sister of brothers all her life has been taking care of little boys growing up.The youngest brother of sisters all his life he has been taken care of by older sisters. And there is a direct positive correlation between their place in their birth families and the stability of their marriage. Dr. Leman is a former family counselor turned author and public speaker.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.