I Am From a Broken Home

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 270 People

    broken home doesn't mean broken dreams.

    It's only broken home not broken me or broken attitude.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 31, 2014

    My dads an alcoholic

    and my mom has put up with him for almost 20 years now. She has always been the strongest woman in my life, she was always optimistic and full of life. Somehow she believes she deserves this kind of treatment from my dad. He's emotionally abusive to my mother and my brother, not...
    Mi5h Mi5h
    18-21, F
    16 Responses Jul 1, 2014

    It Happens

    When I was in 8th grade my mom took my brother and me to church. When we came home we found a note from my father that he had moved out and was leaving my Mom for another women. It was a surprise to all of us and we were certainly devastated. However, things were not as bad as...
    marcialynn marcialynn
    46-50, F
    Jun 23, 2011

    I Was Betrayed And Abandoned

    I was born in 1971 and raised in Salisbury, Rhodesia. It was the 70's and my parents seemed not to lack anything. I was the youngest of five children I attended creche from the age of 4 and in 1976 i was sent off to school. I had to repeat the first grade because i had been...
    Alistair71 Alistair71
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2013

    I'm In A Broken Home

    I am only a teenager writing this, so I am still living inside this broken home. When i was about 10 or 11 my parents always used to fight because my dad would never bring a solid income home. Whatever he owned he only seemed to bring some of it home and my mum used to scream at...
    JaneASxx JaneASxx
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2013


    my father left when i was 2, from then on i lived with my mum and little sister till i was 4, my mum got a violent partner so i moved in with my nan from aged 4. my mum went on to have 2 more children (one is autistic). there was a gap where i didnt see or talk to my mum for 2...
    danifantastic danifantastic
    18-21, F
    Apr 23, 2009

    I used to consider it a broken home

    when the pain was ripe and hearts were freshly injured again and again. I have lately just looked at it as my family getting bigger. In my biological family, I have a mother, father, brother, sister, maternal gramma, aunties and uncles on my dad's side, cousins on my dad's side...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Mar 7, 2015

    Broke Down

    My parents divorced when I was 3, but I still remember the fights they had. I remember my dad holding my mom with a knife to her throat. I remember mymom hitting my dad with everything she could get her hands on. After they divorced, she married an ******* who was verbally and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2011

    I Don't Want To Know...

    In this forum, everyone is sharing stories about their broken homes, but mine is not exactly broken.  I am confused... Is it all because of me?  My mother found out a few months ago that my dad was cheating on her, but she never told me.  I'm her eldest daughter, and I have a...
    pleasestay pleasestay
    1 Response Aug 27, 2011


    From as far back as I can remember it's just been me, my sister, and my wonderful mother. Of course there has been a few guys in the picture but they come and go. When i was 2, we moved to a very,very nice double wide trailer, It did'nt't even look like a house on the inside, and...
    GB74atlive GB74atlive
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

    It's Official

    My parent's are divorced! They've been separated for almost 2 years - Haven't been living in the same place. I guess I got used to them being apart that it seemed normal. Now there's that title! I just guess I still hoped they would get back together. Which child doesn't...
    Vix3n Vix3n
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2010

    Broken Home At Last, Because Of My Psychopath Oldest Sibling

    many people say that broken home people tend to seek love from outside their own home. it's an urge need indeed. but, even though many people say that, every time they face those broken home people, they only give more tension by telling them not to seek what they need to seek...
    anonymousid anonymousid
    Apr 9, 2011

    The first time I remember my father molesting

    me I was 4 years old. But I always loved him any. I told on him when I was 14 and was put in foster care. He only did 11 months in jail for raping me for 10 years. I cut and was bulimic until I was hospitalized. One day I realized I would always be broken but I would have to...
    Blackbird1123 Blackbird1123
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

    I never met my father

    until 3 years ago. So growing up I had a harsh life. Most of the times I would eat nothing but cookies and milk or just cereal. So I had a bad nutrition. I always dreamed of being a princes and be saved by a prince because my so called mother was the witch. She was always either...
    Dweetcandy Dweetcandy
    18-21, F
    Sep 23, 2015

    Perfect? Far From It.

    Do you know how many people have told me I have the perfect family? A lot. Truthfully, we're just good actors. When we have an audience we put on a a show. It's called "Happy Family." Apparently we've done a good job. We've managed to fool everyone into believing we're just the...
    FallenStar01 FallenStar01
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2010

    Betrayed By Them

    My father abandonned us when I was only a little kid.Then I was thought that it was all his fault, but when I grew up, I noticed that my mother was also involved. Living with her and her neurotic obssessions hasn't been an easy way for me, until I finally escapped home at 17. I...
    Borndead235 Borndead235
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2008

    Out Cast

    my father was nothing but a source of negativity and hate in my life and i honestly would have been better off if he hadnt been around. i never had a father figure and although ive observed and learned what not to do ive never had anyone show me the right way. im disconnected...
    Sartith Sartith
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2012

    I dont want it ruin my life i was grew up from

    broken home family..i am thinking all about life i have been go through till now..its pain,devastated,frustrating..i never ever let my kids have same experience like mine oneday...i want to teach my kids about life not money..i want to teach them about love and respect not about...
    myselfhere myselfhere
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2015

    Giving Up Your Happiness For That of Others

    While I was growing up the relationship between my parents was quite problematic. My mother had moved to a new country to marry my father, after knowing him for 3 months, just because she got pregnant of me. There she was extremely unhappy, and my dad instead of being supportive...
    vappole vappole
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2007

    The Endless Trade

    When I was 3 my parents ended their marriage , but not their ill conceived relationship.They continued to "try" to make it work , as they told me , oh the irony , for my sake.My dad's job kept him out of the country 10 months out of a year. He'd be around only during summer...
    Arthanis Arthanis
    Jun 13, 2012

    My Life

    When i was born my father left to go out and fight in the persian gulf war. he left when i was about one. when he came back my mother found out that he had cheated on her with another woman. when i was about eight me my mother and my younger sister and younger brother lived on a...
    crisisbaker crisisbaker
    Nov 5, 2008

    My parents split up back in 2010 just

    after Christmas. I was only 11. My two sisters (5&8) didn't fully understand what they were trying to tell us. I remember crying my eyes out and afterwards having my parents talk to me individually telling me I have to help everyone and be mature. Now my parents have changed a...
    TallyO TallyO
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2014
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