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I Come From a Broken Family

divorced, sepertaed or whatever..we are the children of the broken families united! 5,221 People

    I came from a broken family

    but I hate blaming anyone for my mishaps. I am what I am now because of my choices. I figured that once you have let go of all the blaming you can start something wonderful. We can come fron something broken and still be whole.
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    My father cheated on my mother

    when I was five years old thus, they separated. Sometimes I wonder the person I would've been if my father was there. My mother struggled so hard and I had to see her do things a child shouldn't see. Aside all of that I love my mother more than anything on this earth. I remember...
    zealots201 zealots201 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I imagine that when I'm angry,

    my face looks just like that of my father.
    bakeittwice bakeittwice 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I want to forgive my parents

    for everything that they did to me in the past. I actually thought I did forgive them for awhile. But tonight I'm realizing that I still can't get over it. Now they both have become like strangers to me and I'm pretty sure it's one of the worst feelings I've ever felt.
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    cutedimplesxx cutedimplesxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    it's Christmas now where i am from

    and it has been one of the worst Christmas so far. it is already 10 p.m. and once again, my parents just never ceases to amaze me (sense the sarcasm). how is it that i am so different from the entire family? we not only want different things, we don't even believe in the same...
    kimberllytsy kimberllytsy 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Wizard4 Wizard4 46-50, M Jan 13

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    softrocks softrocks 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    I just put two and two together on something:

    the reason my dad left. In fourth grade I lied about my best friend and wanted to switch schools. My mom bought everything and I'm guessing my dad didn't. I don't remember ever being confronted about it being a lie by my dad. I think that decision to change schools was the...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    truth is I wish my parents were divorced it be

    much more easier than to hear their daily fights over something so stupid I hate how bad they have damaged me how they make me feel like the worse daughter when I choose a side how they scream and get mad at me because of something stupid how sometimes they get their anger out...
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I am in the middle if attaining guardianship of

    my severely autistic sister. My biological mother is extremely ill mentally and cannot care for her. All I get from our lawyer is that the bio mom needs to be involve, but they don't understand what we have been through. I'm seen as the angry daughter who is lashing out, but all...
    sgott91 sgott91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    My parents divorced when I was 10,

    and my dad remarried a sick evil gold digger twenty years younger than him...after dating her for 3 months. People think he's so wonderful, but he was a wife beater. I've always been so quiet because I was taught to be seen and not heard, to not say anything that would **** him...
    RNY83 RNY83 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I do to....i live in México my mom got married

    to an american i am depply in love with my boyfriend and i dont want to leave him or my dad or México
    Yoyo0517 Yoyo0517 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    My biological parents split

    when I was 3 years old. I still remember some things from back then. I then lived with my mother (because she gained custody of me after the divorce) and saw my dad every other weekend. My mother got remarried when I was 6 to someone that she knew for a long time, but the guy...
    Noqda Noqda 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    ellieellieellieellie ellieellieellieellie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    My parents have been broke up

    since I was a baby. I didn't meet my dad till i was about 11. When i started going to his house for a while aka a few months ... But i stopped going cause I was so spoiled at the the cause of my grandparents. Now I've started going again. It's really stressful sometimes but I...
    tyman512 tyman512 16-17, M Jan 3

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    I may have come from a broken family

    but I was shown what I didn't want in a man, which in turn lead me to a man of complete opposite of my father.
    Blessedlyloved Blessedlyloved 22-25, F Nov 5, 2014

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    My mom and dad split up

    when I was 8. My mom said she was going on vacation for a month when I was 11. Well I still haven't seen her since. I used to talk to her on the phone but I i gave up on that when I was 21. It just seemed pointless to stay in contact with someone who really shows no effort or...
    Wawawad Wawawad 31-35, M Nov 9, 2014

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    My mom and dad met in the army

    and while in Germany my mom found out she was pregnant with me. They lived together and were raising me until I was around one. Then my mom confessed to my dad that she was gay and they separated. My dad would call and visit until I was around 5, by that time he had moved to a...
    ThatOneWeirdGirl ThatOneWeirdGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Well, my 'father' has been in

    and out of jail my whole life. He is a heavy drinker and that is the reason why he's sentenced to jail for another four months starting in August. No matter what an ******* he is my mother still stays with him. It hurts me to see her hurt. With him always in jail she is...
    abigaileperalta00 abigaileperalta00 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I don't know my father

    and my mom pops pill and I just want them together and to love me and I want I know my dad,and I just feel like my dad doesn't even want to know me or care about me at all. I also feel like my mom doesn't actually love me,that she just keeps me because I have no one else really...
    xDoneX xDoneX 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Broken Glass

    i dont normally talk about my old family, but here is the story of my old family. since i was a small kid i can remember my mom and dad laughing every time i got hurt. they would laugh and tears would run down their faces from laughing to hard. tears would roll down my face too...
    th3cha0s th3cha0s 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    I live with my mom and grandma in an apartment

    bc we can't afford a house at the moment and my dad is a gamer who even tho went through all four years of college is a bus driver. Total disappointment.
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    My name is Jess or Jessie

    and I'm an accident child. My mom didnt plan to have me but when she did she was forced to marry my dad, a womanizer. He'd always bring girls home when I was like 4 years old. Fighting happened alot at my house and I seen my mom cry alot. I would cry with her too. Later when I...
    jesstheman jesstheman 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    From an early age I knew my mother hated me.

    She's been diagnosed since with Bipolar Disorder. But growing up with her as a mother was difficult. We never properly bonded because, of my sneaking suspension, that I was supposed to save my parents marriage (which I failed at ... Twice). My father loved me unconditionally...
    emc2emily emc2emily 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    WARNING: this is VERY long.

    During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home. My parents got divorced when I was only 3 years old. I have a pretty large family consisting of two older brothers and three...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    My family is an utter mess-- my mom (who is the

    hardest worker I will ever meet) is working two jobs, not including taking care of her kids. Some weeks she'll work 12-18 hours a day and go with only a couple hours of sleep. She's almost 59 years old and works as hard as she can to provide for our family. My dad (who is an...
    AKGhost98 AKGhost98 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    born in jail my mom and dad are drug addicts.

    grandparents took care of me when I was a baby when I was 4 my grandmother got brain damage and my grandfather is a alcoholic with a lot of health problems. grew up in low income government housing seen a lot of bullshit that a child should not be exposed to like drug abuse...
    Dtoronto92 Dtoronto92 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Hi.i'm new to here for knowing i'm not the

    alone.i am a survivor of phisically abuse,sexual abuse by my parents.four years ago,i escaped from them. and i've been fighting with horrible ptsd so far.it's so hard to deal with this. i'm living all alone.and i can't find people who understand me or my situation.i need...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    My parents divorced when I was about 10.

    It's better now that they're apart, but I miss having both of them in one place.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I never lived with my dad,

    mainly because he was an alcoholic . I didn't know him very well and since very young age I despised him for what he did to my mom. Well last time I spoke to him for 1minute was 4 years ago at my brother's funeral.. He wasn't a dad to me just a strange random guy which I didn't...
    MissLizy MissLizy 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I was emotionally abused

    and neglected throughout my childhood up until around fourteen or fifteen when I finally got myself out of there, now family is just a broken word to me that will never be fixed. My mind is shattered into little pieces, I'm confused and never know which path to take, it's like...
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Maybe it was because finding me bent over on

    the floor sucking my neighbor off startled my patents... But I was tired of all the shouting.
    montilee1234 montilee1234 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    Outside looking in I never felt normal I always

    felt like an orphan My mother was murdered when I was just nine years old the man I called dad never acted like a father he was never around when I was growing. My Brother and I was dumped on the doorstep of our paternal grandparent as children. He always made it clear we where...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    I finally trusted my mother again.

    . five years later, after she let me get raped, and threw me in a mental hospital then ran away. I stepped up as the bigger person and decided to contact her and forgive her. she lied to me all over again. She was acting like a mother for a good minute. had me fooled. I know...
    babyjane96 babyjane96 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    Sadly I do. Sad topic isn't it.

    To know that once you had a big wonderful family, now it's all broke and gone.
    Xunig11 Xunig11 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    My dad was a serial killer.

    It might be a crazy opening sentence, but it's true. When I was 5 years old, he took me to someone's house and left me in the car to wait. It took a long time, so I knocked on the door. But no one answered so I looked through the windows and saw him cutting a man's hand. He saw...
    vivekatt vivekatt 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    ***this was like, 4 years ago now.

    But I just want to get this out, so. It's gotten better, but it's gotten worse too in some ways. My brother and I are closer now, though, and he came back....but I remember this day SO clearly**** I trusted you. I trusted you so much. I looked up to you. I wanted to be JUST...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    My father left when I was younger

    and my mom has told me nothing but bad things about him. I've always wanted to meet but I'm scared. I know he can't be all bad, but he's caused so much hurt in my life. Do you think I should chase after him?
    TylerBaird16 TylerBaird16 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    My parents aren't bother to come to my wedding

    in 18 days. Mom says she's to hurt, and I haven't talked to my dad in 7 months. Guess that's what I get for leaving home early.
    Victoriamarie00 Victoriamarie00 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    My mom was gamer too

    since I was little .She had been gambling in my whole life. Now she passed away. But the memories are always haunting in my mind. The pictures come to my mind for no reason.
    jadepearl jadepearl 41-45, F Jan 7

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    My past experiences are suppose to make me

    Stronger because they didn't kill me...but lately they've had me wanting to kill me..
    FishInThe206 FishInThe206 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I may have my share of difficulties,

    but I'm never letting it stop me from accomplishing what I want.
    bambi456 bambi456 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    Growing up my father was a drug addict

    and alcoholic and wife beater. Living with him was an awful experience. Because of the things I have gone through and witnessed I have my own problems I have to deal with. I lack empathy towards others even my own family and siblings. I am short tempered. I enjoy causing pain...
    0zzy2597 0zzy2597 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    How do you help those

    who can't seem to help themselves? I have always been really in tune with my siblings ever since I can remember, whenever they are feeling upset or hurt, I can automatically feel their pain even though I'm not going through anything remotely close. I have an older brother and...
    jerzshorecoll21 jerzshorecoll21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    My parents divorced because my dad wanted to be

    with another wife (they're still together).. I live with my mother now, I don't have a lot of contact with my dad, and it may sound weird, but I don't really mind it. He didn't take care of me so why should it see him as a dad.. ?
    zxlove63 zxlove63 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Wonder what it's like

    for your family to love and care about you, I'll never know
    taylorsueb taylorsueb 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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