Only child dating a middle child
At the same time, the middle child can be a vexing paradox.
Keep in mind there are no guarantees that a certain birth order combination will lead automatically to a successful or miserable marriage.
Marrying in your own birth order can lead to problems, so the question is, What is the best combination for a happy marriage?
From my own counseling experience, I draw this general guideline: For a happy marriage, find someone as opposite from your birth order as possible.
How Mama Bear Reformed Cubby Bear It may be a good rule of thumb to say any combination of first born and last born has a better chance for marital success than do other combinations, but success doesn't follow automatically. Two people must work together on being considerate, caring, and mutually supportive.
When I married Sande, it was a classic matchup of the pleaser Mama Bear taking on the playful Cub.
Opposites not only attract, they are usually good for one another in a marriage setting.