This can become a problem if the middle child feels that his/her needs are being totally ignored - and it’s most likely to happen in a partnership with a first-born.If first-borns are particularly overbearing, their middle-born partners may feel over-dominated (and because of their own birth-order characteristics, they may not even voice their dissatisfaction).Among the most difficult partnerships are those between two first-borns.If you’re both highly competitive, conflict is very likely when both of you want to be in charge.So if your partner’s a middle-born, and you have a tendency to dominate, try to step back at times.Ask your partner for his/her opinion or encourage him/her to express any concerns.So, for example, if he’s a last-born and you’re a first-born, you’ll probably find that you get on extremely well.
Not only are they likely to apply to your new boyfriend, but they also apply to you.
These matches can work well - but only if each partner genuinely respects the qualities of the other, and at least one of them expresses his/her desire to lead and dominate somewhere outside the relationship.
A first-born and an only child A single and a first-born won’t mesh easily, either, for many of the same reasons.
Psychologists believe our characters are established by the age of six.
Now, a fascinating new book explains the factor that exerts the most powerful influence on us all is the order in which we’re born.
But I’d go further and say that the happiest choice of partner for most last-borns is a first-born.