Other happy couplings besides Firstborn/Lastborn include Only Child/Lastborn and Middle/Lastborn. Whitney Collins is the creator and editor of two humor sites: errant parent and The Yellow Ham.
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Opposites not only attract, they are usually good for one another in a marriage setting.
Therefore, it’s probably good I married the youngest of three.
He keeps me calm and grounded, if not perpetually tardy. Well, pretty much shacking up with someone like yourself. This merger becomes a twosome based on boredom, obligation, and control. Not to over-generalize, but science says that if two Lastborns fall in love, it’s only a matter of time before they fall into debt. Plus: How The Muppets Will Save Your Relationship Of course, a lot of this birth-order stuff depends on a lot of other stuff, like: genetics, family dynamics, personality traits, and astrology, Tarot, and fortune cookies.
Or maybe it’s because I experienced all four appointments myself: I was an only child for three years, until remarriage bestowed me with an older brother; then I was the youngest for three, until the birth of my sister; then I was the middle for eight, until the untimely passing of my brother; then from age 14 on, I’ve been the oldest. ” According to psychologists, the birth-order position you hold for the longest in your family is the one you typically most identify with, so even though the first 14 years of my life weren’t spent as a Firstborn, I’ve held that role for 25 years now.
Whether this qualifies me as multi-personality or empathetic or a good candidate for politics/used car sales is up for debate, but that game of sibling checkers paved the way for a keen interest in how where we fall in our family affects us in life, and especially, relationships. So, like it or not, I’ve become pretty organized (read: anal) and prompt (read: anal) and particular (read: neurotic).
First-born Brad Pitt and last-born Angelina Jolie show complement each other However, there’s another far quicker way to find out whether your match is made in heaven. Each of these birth-order positions has specific characteristics.