It’s not their fault, we are all they have, so it is only natural that they would become a little controlling.
Only children are completely comfortable being alone.Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was invite a bunch of people over my house and then hang out by myself in another room, reading or writing.Every only child eventually gets “the talk” where our parents explain to us why they didn’t provide us with a sibling. In fact, our imaginary friends had imaginary friends.In my case, I was a late in life, accidental birth. We crafted elaborate narrative exchanges with these figments of our overactive imaginations and had a great time doing it.We didn’t grow up being ribbed and constantly picked on.
We never built up the emotional callouses needed to live in such a cruel world, so we are often a little sensitive.…but we often wonder what it would be like to get into a real fist fight.We treat our friends like the brothers and sisters that we never had.We are not satisfied with casual acquaintances, we want the talk-for-hours-on-the-phone-every-day type of buddy.We have heard it all before, only children are spoiled rotten little brats…well, guess what, so are a lot of you “normal” people, and you don’t hear us complaining about it all the time. We didn’t grow up with a sibling to torment or to be tormented by and are therefore naturally averse to peer conflict.We didn’t grow up being constantly touched and, as such, we tend to be a little more reserved with our public displays of affection.