15 Quotes Only a Middle Child Will Find Relatable

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Middle children of the world, unite!

Only the Middle Child Will Be Able to Relate to These Quotes

The middle child often has it the toughest in life.

They tend to be forgotten, even though they do so much to keep their family together at all costs. These little peace-keepers deserve more attention than they receive, so we're going to give it to them.

We rounded up some middle child quotes that prove they're the unsung heroes of every family unit. You'll finally feel seen, middle children!

Best Middle Child Quotes

  • "I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything okay, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy." -Jennifer Jason Leigh

  • "Being the middle child, I couldn't figure out where I fit in the home. I couldn't figure out whether I was the youngest of the older three or the oldest of the younger three." -Tullian Tchividjian

  • "I was a redhead and a middle child; both can make you feel excluded. It's like fighting to be included, in the swim of things. After a while you start to develop a bit of a victim mentality, which isn't great for a happy life." -Shirley Manson

  • "Middles have lower self-esteem than other birth orders because of their lack of uniqueness and attention at home, but this can actually be a positive as they don't have huge egos." -Unknown

  • "I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe." -Chiwetel Ejiofor

Sweet Middle Child Quotes

  • "Middle child: the one who secretly keeps the family from falling apart." -Unknown

  • "I was a middle child. I grew up in Brooklyn with three sisters and a brother. You know what that means: Everybody is constantly fighting with everybody and you are in the middle of the storm trying to make peace. That is your life, making everybody work and play well together." -Richard Parsons

  • "I am the model middle child. I am patient and I like to take care of everyone. Being called nice is a compliment. It's not a boring way to describe me." -Jennifer Garner

  • "My guess is that they are probably good parents, too, because of their own sensitivity to that position of being a middle child." -Anne DuBois

  • "I'm the middle child. I'm the reason we have rules." -Unknown

Cute Middle Child Quotes

  • "I'm a middle child, and I'm pretty diplomatic: the peace-maker." -Carrie Coon

  • "I was a middle child and was used to negotiating. But there was nothing I could do to reverse my mother's condition." -Leeza Gibbons

  • "Be mindful that the middle child has the skill and talent to be helpful, so there doesn't have to be a routine of having only the older child in charge." -Anne DuBois

  • "Yes, I am the middle child. No, I am not constantly ignored or forgotten." -Unknown

  • "If you're a middle child, just remember: the best part of the Oreo is the middle." -Unknown

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