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    Hello all,
    I am soooooo fed up: my siblings compete withe me in almost everything. When I give a hand to my mum, they hurry and do something similar (and they like talking about the helpful things that they have done). When my parents tell them off, they point at my mistakes to them. When my younger sister buys clothes/nice stuff, she feels the need to show off. Even when it comes to academics, they feel like they need to prove I am actually not that amazing. This is especially true when it regards my younger sister (who studies to be better than me) and my older sister (who likes to remind everyone that I am not the smartest). I only compete with classmates, never with my siblings/family members. I am so upset, especially since I never show off. I don;t know how to deal with it!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hello all,
    I am soooooo fed up: my siblings compete withe me in almost everything. When I give a hand to my mum, they hurry and do something similar (and they like talking about the helpful things that they have done). When my parents tell them off, they point at my mistakes to them. When my younger sister buys clothes/nice stuff, she feels the need to show off. Even when it comes to academics, they feel like they need to prove I am actually not that amazing. This is especially true when it regards my younger sister (who studies to be better than me) and my older sister (who likes to remind everyone that I am not the smartest). I only compete with classmates, never with my siblings/family members. I am so upset, especially since I never show off. I don;t know how to deal with it!
    Yep I know how you feel.

    Sadly today everyone is competing or so it seems. People are so quick to encourage a 'competitive nature' even amongst families but what they don't realise is how if effects the family relationships. Sometimes it seems that people are just obsessed with being the best huh?

    I have a competitive colleague who is exactly how you describe - always trying to outdo me and prove that she is better than me.

    Good luck and just try to do what is best for the family.

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