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I Come From a Broken Family

divorced, sepertaed or whatever..we are the children of the broken families united! 6,632 People

    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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    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 Jan 24

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    My mom and dad are always going at it.

    . but when it comes to us (the kids) they put their heads together and do whatever they can for us. sometimes I wish they just loved each other and didn't hurt each other the way they do. sometimes I feel torn between the two, bc I don't know who to feel bad for :( I wanna feel...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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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 dad threw us out on the street

    for some young *** girl.
    livslivslivs livslivslivs 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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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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    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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    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M Feb 17

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    My mother died as soon

    as I was born. My brother says I have mother's eyes. My father is a abusive drunken bastard tells me it's my fault that mother died. My uncle pays no attention to me just my brother. My brother is the only one I can trust and I will always love him and I know I can count on him...
    outcast343 outcast343 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Dad was a morphine addict.

    Moms an alcoholic. Brother does drugs. I self harm. What's the point of me sticking around if I have nobody?
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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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 Jan 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've known my dad's wife

    for 8 years now and she still won't talk to me. Most of the time it's just a few syllables maybe I can drag a sentence from her, but only if I'm helping her with dinner.
    candycat13 candycat13 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    kirsty56 kirsty56 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 23

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    I miss my father, which makes me question

    if I was the reason for my parents' split.
    kxit kxit 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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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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    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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    They separated when we're still young.

    We didnt really know why back then, until now, there's no clear reason. So, we just accepted the fact that it happened and there's no getting back together. Good thing is, there's no third party or other family, til now. I dont want that tho, having sisters/brothers from another...
    Keepcalmandenjoylife Keepcalmandenjoylife 18-21, F Jan 31

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    I haven't seen my dad

    since I was 3. I "met" him again when I was 16 and I was already in foster care. He was a complete stranger. I went to live with him and my stepmom and little brother and sister, with a ten year age difference, whom I'd also never met. We of course had our awkward moments. I...
    enjoy225 enjoy225 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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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    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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    *thump thump thump* I hear this weird sound in

    the hospital. I came here to the hospital because my sister has high blood pressure. I am scared she will die and the baby too. Oh yeah, I forgot to say she was also pregnant. I am sooo scared, I don't know what to do. I have my hopes up for her to stay alive.
    undercontrol17 undercontrol17 13-15, M Feb 16

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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.
    SteloCasisto SteloCasisto 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    Life is so unfair,my family is not able to take

    good care of me and my siblings and am really sad about that because,i am the first born and i have a lot of responsibilites..i just hope and pray God will make a way
    Tina1z Tina1z 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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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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    ellieellieellieellie ellieellieellieellie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I grew up with both parents,

    but it feels like I did not. They never showed any affection. They were very strict, I was not allowed to have friends or talk to any one. I got beat for expressing my feelings, or showing any emotions, so I became nonchalant and held everything in . As an adult, I still hold...
    Lonely2008 Lonely2008 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    My father and I used to have a great

    relationship when I was younger and now we haven't spoken for 2 years because he always disrespected me as a person and lied about the type of person I was and the type of person my mom was after he got remarried. About 2 weeks ago, he texted me asking to rebuild our...
    ysimm23 ysimm23 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    My mother added a guy into our big family group

    chat. The guy sent a voice message with an indecent manner asking for a kiss -.- my youngest brother asked who the admin was for the group chat and asked for deletion of this guy. ****. Moron mother.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    My parents didn't split up

    until I was in my early twenties, but I knew since I was six that they didn't belong together. Staying together for the kids is a terrible idea. Better to have two peaceful homes than one that's a constant battlefield.
    GenevieveH GenevieveH 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    I've lived with my mother

    for 18 years. They divorced when I was 9. To get away from my unhealthy relationship with my mom, I moved in with my dad and I have been for 2 years now but he still feels like a stranger.
    candycat13 candycat13 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    My parents divorced 2 years ago.

    Dad and little brother live in California. Me and mom live in Alabama. Family is split in 1/2, like a broken plate.
    Lindzbugg22 Lindzbugg22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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 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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    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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    My family is so messed up i have a mom a step

    mom a dad a step dad 6 brothers and 2 sisters and some live in texas some live in illinios and the rest in indiana noone ever gets along either...i cant help but be sad
    AllyMaeAllen AllyMaeAllen 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 5, 2014