yep, finally, someone wants the opinion of the children themselves instead of focussing on parents of onlies.
It is a miserable life, I can tell you. Not all the fun and roses this site, or any other only child site or resource or counsellor makes it out to be.
I am 61, wife died a few years back. Never had children, not choice, but medical reasons. Its lonely as hell. I am well off, the wife had inherited quite a bit, and we were careful with money but lived well. My health is amazing, so I guess I’ll live for a few decades more – unless of course cancer gets me first like it did her. But there’s more to life than just living. I have no siblings, cousins that I have not seen in several decades. My parents were the most fantastic ones any one could have. I miss them to this day. I know mother couldn’t have more for medical reasons, but I just wish I wasn’t an only. People complain about siblings not getting along, but at least there is someone to fight with!!! On the plus side, the most wonderful childhood, good married life.
I hope people talk to other only children before they make up their minds about having an Only child. Don’t just talk to other parents, or Wikipedia, or shrinks.
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