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I Come From a Broken Family

divorced, sepertaed or whatever..we are the children of the broken families united! 4,101 People

    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

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    It's never okay if u come from a broken family

    but if you do.. Just know life is giving u a hundred reasons to cry, when u can give life a thousand reasons to smile.
    trisytris trisytris 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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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

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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

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    What Made Me Strong And Makes Me Weak

    It was my 19th birthday. For the first time in my life, I celebrated it with the whole family. My prayer was anwered that night. My dad, as a contract worker abroad, usually come home on March or April for the past years. At the end of my day, I was surprised when I saw my mom...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 18 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    I have abandonment issues.

    My parents are truck drivers & they're never home. I practically live on my own. It's really depressing because I can't have family dinners, or be asked how my day went, or how's school, how's work. I'm so damn worthless😩 these are all because of my broken family..😭💔
    imgratedyo imgratedyo 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I also come from a broken family much like a

    lot of you. I love with my grandparents now and don't have any real connection to either of my parents. My dad raped my sister while I was sleeping in the next room. She was 15 at the time. I was thirteen. My mother abused and starved me and my sister until she was 8 and I was...
    AlphaBoy7934 AlphaBoy7934 13-15, M Dec 8

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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 a week ago

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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

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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 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 11 hrs ago

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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

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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

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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

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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 14 hrs ago

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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

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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

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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

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I remember my mother assaulting my father with

    sharp objects, then when I go to bed I can still hear them fighting all over and all over again... My aunt had to take me to a Physiologist and I was prescribed anxiety pills. My aunt was a real mother to me also my uncle was a real dad to me too. My aunt is planning to throw...
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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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 6 Responses Dec 13

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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 6 days ago

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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

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    OwlWolf OwlWolf 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    I remember it like it was yesterday.

    my father was killing her. I remember being so afraid when I saw my mom laying on the hardwood floor lifeless. I went for the .22 rifle because it was easy enough for a small boy to operate. I ran back in the room where my mom was being beaten passed the point of death and aimed...
    dakota762 dakota762 22-25, M Dec 8

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    Pretending It's Okay Hurts More Than Facing That It's Not

    Most peole think 'broken family' means the parents are divorced, they live seperately, have found different spouses, etc. etc. But that's not always the case. My parents aren't divorced. They live together, and have never officially brought up the topic of divorce. They live...
    Azum Azum 13-15 1 Response Jun 1, 2009

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    flawlxsskay flawlxsskay 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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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

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    roxylynch roxylynch 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    Ive never met my dad.

    And probably never will. my mother is 64 years old, and really starting to show her age. My half brother is 37, and lives on the other side of the country, which is a nice improvement from when he was living in China. Due to a terrible family legal crisis, im not on speaking...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I can't get that memory of my mother throwing a

    knife at my father out of my head! *Facepalm*
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I'm always quiet and observant,

    empathetic and open minded since I can remember. I don't know how I turned out this way considering both my parents were generally uninterested alcoholics my entire childhood and offered no spiritual/emotional guidance or love. They are manipulative and uncaring, this causes me...
    94everly 94everly 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    My parents are divorced my mom lost her head

    and now has no memories of anything my dad doesn't provide anything for me and I have no one to cry to, why me
    Wannafillout Wannafillout 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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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 6 Responses Nov 6

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    I can remember it like it was yesterday.

    The day my mother would chose a man over her own children the day she would walk out of my life forever. It all started when I was 12 years old he abandoned me and my other 2 sisters in a one bed room one bathroom trailer with no food no electric nothing. I grew up this way for...
    izzy33095 izzy33095 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    My mom has never liked me,

    which I've accepted, and it trickles down to my child which is what makes me into a beast! I respect her by never addressing her actions or lack of love, to keep the peace, since I'm not naturally confrontational. Today she got physical with me in front of my child and that was...
    lovelyshayne lovelyshayne 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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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

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    softrocks softrocks 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11

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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

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    My mom and dad werent legally married then just

    planned a fake wedding cause my moms parents wanted her to get married cause she stayed pregnant with me and they really disliked my father,so my parents threw a fake wedding.Me and my mom nevet had the best relationship,she never understood me and i could never talk with her.My...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    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

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    My mother is a nightmare,

    in one way I want to blame her for everything I went through growing up. but I can still try to understand. when I was born my mom said she planned me. but my dad went to prison. they eventually stopped talking. I grew up without ever meeting him. she met her second husband. had...
    babyjane96 babyjane96 18-21, F Nov 22

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