I Come From a Broken Family

divorced, sepertaed or whatever..we are the children of the broken families united! 17,664 People

    My parents never got a long

    and had an abusive relationship. My mother thought she did the right thing for us to keep the family together, even though I always told her getting divorced would be better. We wouldn't have to watch her get beaten, listen to screams at 3am in the morning. Finally my parents...
    Quickoats Quickoats
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 21

    My mother and father hate each other they

    divorced when I was 11 months old. Since then they've done nothing but lie and manipulate me. The people you are supposed to trust the most betraying your trust on a regular basis? Not a good thing for a child let me tell you.
    Mask98 Mask98
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 25

    My parents never were married

    and my mom is dating a guy now for like ten years and he's black and Idc and he's like my dad and I call him dad but people look at me like... What.. If I call him dad
    MinnyMouses MinnyMouses
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Jan 11
    Johndoe7913 Johndoe7913
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 2

    I am the youngest of six girls.

    When I was 3 months old my dad disappeared I have never met him face to face in my life and never will. I've only talked to him on the phone two or three times. My mom did an amazing job raising the six of us after he left. She was and still is our rock. We have grown up to be...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I didn't have the greatest childhood growing up.

    My parents divorced when I was 2. My father was an alcoholic and verbally and physically abused my mother. Me and my older sister had to go over my fathers every other weekend. He was always drinking. I didn't like going to see him because he scared me. He didn't really know how...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses May 18, 2015

    I was the glue between; 5 parents

    and 5 half siblings, 9 grand parents, and 7 great grandparents.... What's interesting to me now is when they ask me why I don't have my **** together. Or when my sisters say their baba when she was my baba before they were born. Families can take a ******* hike! What...
    angelfoodcupcake angelfoodcupcake
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    Please could anyone who has been in a domestic

    abuse situation with children fill in my short anonymous survey :- http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZID51/ it is for a research project and I would be very grateful :)
    hereat hereat
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 27

    When I was a baby my father had put my mother

    in a mental hospital and she escaped, came back to the house to take me and my brother away with her. My father called the emergency service but while he did my mother had us in the car and tried to kill us including herself saying we'd be better off without him. Anyway she and...
    shazzyshazza shazzyshazza
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 22

    Eventhough I came from a broken family it's not

    mean I'm a broken home bcs I believe everybody have a choice whatever u came frm a broken family or not . U live ur life and u have a rule of ur life dude . Cheers🍻
    Vey16 Vey16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 6

    I come from a broken family.

    I'm the youngest out of 3. My dad was a big time alcoholic still is. My dad has been drinking since forever , he always got violent went to jail once for dislocating a cops arm. My mom was dealing with all his **** my . I use to come home from school seeing my dad on the floor...
    sioma17 sioma17
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    From all members in my family I am the

    absolutely "luckiest" one. Still before I´ve been born all grandparents and grandgrandparents died. When I´ve been born my father got in this moment crazy when he has seen me the first time. It was ok for him to have one child (my brother who was born some years before me...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 13

    So I guess I wrote too long of an experience

    and it won't let me post it.. its about my life so if you guys want to read it heart this and I'll inbox you. If you will even let me send the whole thing.
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    I come from a broken family.

    I'm the oldest of three, and my parents got divorced when I was 8 and had just moved to Colorado. My mom got a boyfriend a week before the divorced was finalized and just didn't bring him around until a week after. I wasn't allowed to see my dad for 3 months and even after...
    WanderlustHeights WanderlustHeights
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    I come from a broken family my mom

    and dad split up when I was small over the years ive had so many stepdads I now trying to find my real father
    Joanne181 Joanne181
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    today I have a fight with my mom it started

    when she told me to be ready for going to chruch, but i'm still playing ik i'm wrong but you know what, she say something that very very harsh and I just hear 1 word, she say something about my genital (i'm going to be raped or something), I dont hear it clearly and I dont want...
    fishelp fishelp
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 20

    I wish I was adopted

    or in a foster home I hate how I get treated at home
    jamuca jamuca
    16-17, F
    9 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Before you ever even consider having a child

    you should be ready to handle a disabled child, you should be ready to handle twins, you should be ready to handle a gay child or a trans child. Because if you're not ready for your child to be anything other than one straight, cis, able bodies and able minded child, you're...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 13

    20/03/2016 - Broken but at the same time i also

    gained a step dad when I was younger as well. Instant family of 3 for him. We were lucky. He was good to us growing up.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 20

    I'm coming to realize many years

    after being an adult just how abusive my childhood was and how it shaped me. There was physical abuse, emotional warfare, and serious neglect and antipathy. One of my siblings tried to suffocate me when I was six. My other sibling broke my ribs when I was twelve. My parents...
    Spidergal99 Spidergal99
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 13

    My family escaped the violence of post Mandela

    South Africa and settled in Gibraltar. My brother moved to Belfast three years ago, after my parents decided to divorce. I came here to Holland last year.
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Im preparing for a second divorce of guardians.

    This time its going to be my dad and step mom whom i really love. My dad acts like its not his fault but he is a man of intolerance with an undebatable personality. He can be the *** of satan sometimes. Mixed with my step moms depression that i just learned about, it cant be...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    people don't get that my ****** up childhood

    really effected my adulthood badly.
    Johndoe7913 Johndoe7913
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 2

    Yes, indeed. My parents divorced

    when I was six, and no matter what anyone says, the emotional scars will be on a child's heart forever. They may not remember it all, but seeing their parents date other people sure reminds them that the family is gone forever.
    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 19

    I grew up in an abusive household.

    On the outside we looked like a dream family but on the inside we suffered...I left home when I was pretty young and it was a great decision despite some of the increased struggles and dangers I felt with. To this day I struggle with my own dark or abusive thoughts.
    BadMomKira BadMomKira
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Apr 18

    So my mom took my glasses off of my face

    dropped them on the carpet and stepped on them because she said I owe her everything for spending money on me as a kid and buying me stuff I wanted and I said I don't think so.
    greenneaz89 greenneaz89
    26-30, T
    12 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    I started reading a book a week ago

    that analyzed the dating decisions of people. It basically stated that when we are born, we are "perfect" in terms of being a blank slate for negative or positive experiences that shape us but as we grow. Our primary caretakers/parents/guardians hurt us in some way (intentional...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    Today i want to just cry cry

    that is all i want. I made a big mistake to waste my life helping my family. Family never appreciates what you do for them. I should have just spend it for myself.
    Gloriaboszaman Gloriaboszaman
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Mar 9

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    Hi guys, today is massive day

    for me. My Mum and Dad split up when I was very young. My dad was in the army most of my first years so I never really saw him. When he finished his time, I was allowed to see him every weekend. My mum met my step-dad and after a year or so, they stopped me seeing my dad and...
    TinkerbellTia TinkerbellTia
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    I am hanging in but am feeling really bad right

    now. I am paying dearly for what my family did to me. I am trying not to hate them. I am trying to forgive. I got turned down for a job as a summer camp counselor. I know it is because I am still getting over family abuse. But, I am getting past the top layers quickly so by the...
    321Peach 321Peach
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 13

    Sometimes I am jealous people

    who comes from happy family they don't know hard we've been through. How hard to pretend everything is ok. How hard to be strong. Just try hard to be strong because there is no choice. Try hard to ignore the pain.
    jadepearl jadepearl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2013

    My parents got divorced

    when i was 4 and my brothers were 9 and 14. I have flashbacks to small memories with my dad, but other than that i never really had a relationship with him. the divorce settlement said that me and my brother (9 years old) would have to be with our father ever other 15 days, that...
    alienspaceship alienspaceship
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 18

    When I was eight my father committed suicide,

    from there my life was difficult; but I want to say for the people who need it. Life is worth living! We aren't our parents, we can learn from their mistakes. So live life and learn to love yourself, because believe me thats the biggest part; and you're definitely worth loving.
    Strange2Confused Strange2Confused
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    I just want to ask my abusive good

    for nothing family if they know how it feels to be surrounded by people who are supposed to love and protect them, but instead turn their backs on you. I know they don't know how it feels. How am I supposed to forgive and move on?
    Shadowmantle Shadowmantle
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 28

    My name is Sophia, I'm 13 years old

    and I'm the girl in the flower romper in the picture. For as long as I can remember my parents have fought, it was never true love. They never slept in the same bed. I remember going to sleepovers and seeing that my friends parents sleep in the same bed and thinking how weird...
    sophiaidriss sophiaidriss
    16-17, F
    6 Responses May 7, 2015

    My parents are kicking me out

    and I have nowhere to go or any friends.
    Jules1472 Jules1472
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 5

    Man life can be a *****

    and I'm surprised haven't killed myself yet because of it and the reason is because my mother cheated on my dad and she left so I went with him and with my 2 sisters and few years go by and I'm still acting like a little ***** over it while I should just tough it out and forget...
    jdog1221 jdog1221
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Apr 13

    So don't know my dad

    and my mum is all over the place have helped her in the past sorting out my mothers crap now I'm just sick and tired running around after her and my youngest brother. Maybe I should do what my middle brother did and just **** off
    Kelloggz90 Kelloggz90
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 7

    My family is the picture perfect type

    because of all of our accomplishments. However, we are all just desperate to be liked by strangers for reasons I dont know. When I was little I lived in a bad neighborhood and my parents knew that the children there would just hold me back so I changed schools. In second grade I...
    DayDreamer246 DayDreamer246
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 14

    I believe that the darkness reminds us

    where light can be > Christina perri keep fighting!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 16

    My family is psychologically,

    emotionally, and spiritually abusive. My mom is the ringleader. All for her own purposes, she made me sick in the above categories and then came to my rescue which only harmed me more. She then exaggerated, fabricated, and gossiped about me to nearly everyone all with the...
    321Peach 321Peach
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 21

    what should I do to avoid my mom?

    i'm sensitive if people say bad things about me, my mom is negative and annoying, her mouth is like a knife that pierce your heart until bleeding. I try things like listening to the music but it doesnt help, we're sharing the same bedroom btw
    fishelp fishelp
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 20

    It's really hard to go on this situation I need

    a father to talk to but he's in his second wife I feel so bad
    granicepayn granicepayn
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    Born from a teen mom

    who was a high school dropout and was kicked out of her house when she was only 15, and was homeless until my biological dad actually let her come live with him, though he was abusive. She left him and was homeless again, but with me now. My biological dad is a deadbeat, who is...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    When I was born the Dr.

    Told my mom that I was going to die since I got a lot of sickness my mother decided to leave me but my father didn't want to leave me so my mother and father broke up cuz he chose me over her after that my dad fall in love with my step mom but at that time my step mom doesn't...
    lookket lookket
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 2

    my parents divorced when i was 15.

    i am 23 now and it affects me more than it ever has in my whole life. at this age i understand more now how important it is to have a healthy, whole, supportive loving family. i'm trying my best to take care of myself but i find myself often realizing i need my parents more than...
    md1992 md1992
    22-25, F
    10 Responses May 23, 2015

    my dad kicked me out

    when i got pregnant. i have grown up then in a home for teenage mothers and never talked to him again. we never been close before but i will never forgive him.
    VanillaMilkk VanillaMilkk
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I love my families advice just change don't do

    this that think this way or there SIMPLE SOLUTIONS to complicated problems
    Johndoe7913 Johndoe7913
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 2

    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
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    I'm having trouble sleeping.

    I think I'm re experiencing childhood trauma that I can't remember at 4 in the morning. I have a great life and I'm scared that sleep loss will derail it. It happened to me once before two years ago. I had to drop out of school for a long while.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 24
    Youdontneedtoknowme24 Youdontneedtoknowme24
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 20

    Please could anyone who has been in a domestic

    abuse situation with children fill in my short anonymous survey :- http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZID51/ it is for a research project and I would be very grateful :)
    hereat hereat
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 1

    There's no such thing

    as loving your child the way they are As well as not pushing away their feelings
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 8
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