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23 Honest Confessions About Growing Up With A Sibling Who Has A Disability
Sibling relationships can be complicated. Sometimes there is some competition; who is the good kid? Who is mom's favorite? But what if your sibling has a disability? Does this change the family dynamic? What about the sibling relationship? Read on for 23 real life confessions about growing up with a sibling who has a disability.

Growing up with a sibling with disabilities isn't always easy.

1
My younger siblings had learning disabilities as I had to grow up fast to help look after them. I never shared any of my problems because I didn't want to add to my parents' worries.

People often make sacrifices for the sake of their sibling.

2
My older sister has a mental disability and growing up she needed a lot more attention from our mom. I'll never have our mom's attention like she did.

This can put a strain on their relationship with their parents.

3
Growing up all my mom did was praise and cater to my disabled sister's every need. I'm 24 now and she's always crying that we don't have a relationship. 
What did she think would happen?!
4
My brother and mother are disabled. I feel terrible, but sometimes I wish I had a normal family so I could live my own life.

Or their personal relationships.

5
I feel like growing up with a sibling who has a physical disability messed me up in the head. I didn't get the attention I needed and now I'm clingy in all my relationships.

Or even the relationship with their sibling.

6
My sister has a permanent disabling mental illness. I didn't like her before she got sick. Now what am I supposed to do?
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