Naturally the Cub took advantage of his new caregiver.

Sande had to put up with my fussy eating habits and picking up my clothes after me wherever I dropped them. Soon I found my little piles of clothing where I had left them.

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But the point is that there are ) First Born Plus First Born Equals Power Struggle As we've already seen with George and Shirley, when two perfectionistic first borns get together, there is a bumping of heads (i.e., a power struggle).

The issues usually focus on perfectionism and who has control.

If you are a first-born or only child married to another first-born or only child, here are some tips for reducing tension and increasing harmony in your marriage.

First Borns Find Middle Borns a Paradox The first born who marries a middle born should first take comfort in the fact that middles have the best track record for building a lasting marriage.

Of course in my case, I certainly didn't come into our marriage a finished product.

I still needed some work, and Mama Bear was happy to oblige.I have found that middle children typically will throw their first-born spouses a bone once in a while without letting them know how they really feel.Some practical suggestions for first borns married to middles include: Born Plus Last Born Equals Bliss (Usually) According to one study of three thousand families, the odds for a happy marriage increase a great deal when the first born hooks up with the last born.What is at work here is the opposites-attract-and-are-good-for-each-other factor.The first born teaches the last born little things that may be lacking, such as being organized and having goals, while the last born helps the first born lighten up and not take an overly serious approach to life.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.