The writer, Emma Kennedy, says
The only thing I’ve been spoiled with is my parents’ love. I adore them. I speak to them every day and see them at least once a week. Often, when I tell people this, they look at me as if there is something wrong with me for loving my parents. I find this extraordinary.
Only children can choose their own siblings – cherished friends, close relationships with cousins and second cousins, make friends and seek out social occasions.