The Favorite Child
For more than thirty years, veteran clinical psychologist Ellen Weber Libby has been helping successful, often-powerful clients in Washington, DC—a place known for its outsized personalities—deal with their personal problems. One pattern that has emerged out of some 60,000 hours of therapy is what she calls "the favorite child complex." In this groundbreaking book, she des...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Prometheus Books
(first published 2010)
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I thought this book had a great point about how favoritism affects families. In a family where it was just me and my sister, I didn't notice favoritism. But my sister always said I was the favorite. But what she never noticed since she always was acting out and getting into trouble, I became the overlooked sibling. Years later, my sister actually acts as the favorite child in the fact that she doesn't take responsibility for her actions, blames everyone else for what has happened to her, and exp...more