7. Not Your Fault

Finally, remember that if your parents show preference for one of your siblings, it isn't your fault. It's nothing you have or haven't done, and doesn't mean that you're lacking in some way. The issue is your parents, and only they are responsible for the way they act.

So if you can't change your parents' preference for your sibling, try to come to terms with it and not let it affect your life to much. It may be painful, but it's not your fault. Do you secretly prefer one of your own children?

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