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I Come From a Broken Family

divorced, sepertaed or whatever..we are the children of the broken families united! 11,895 People

    My parents divorced after my brother,

    he was an infant and I was 1yrs old. When they got divorced, I used to ask my mom a lot about my dad and why he isn't living with us anymore, she always tells me that they were not getting along. That's it, she tells me nothing else. So I stopped asking. I began having the...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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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 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    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...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 12 Responses May 18

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    I understand you. That's what you wanted.

    I don't seem able to move on either. When you're ready, I'll listen to that one. What it means to you to move on, but I wonder if others move on or forget? Forgetting is worse. I wonder how my father could forget my mother? I wonder how he could forget his kids? Don't you worry...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F May 30

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    My uncle raped me repeatedly

    but told me if I told he would kill me one day an aunt walk in on him molesting me and she just turned a blind eye
    innocentsoul innocentsoul 18-21 3 Responses Jul 4

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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 4 Responses Feb 17

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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...
    clarantino clarantino 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    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 13 Responses May 23

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    My family isn't as bad

    as others, but it's definitely different. My dad has intermittent explosive disorder. Which has caused him to lock my sister and I in the basement and while he did so, he yelled at us for hours while insulting and degrading us. He's also locked my mom in a bathroom and yelled at...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    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 3 Responses Jul 14

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    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

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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 4 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Growing up without my dad caused me to have

    self hate and anger issues
    morganwm09 morganwm09 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate my family :( sometimes I feel I'm the

    only like normal one from all of them... what they have been doing is to be talking behind their backs being jealous about their own brothers in law and ****... al of this after my dad passed away.. it's been 4 years since he passed, he was the only one keeping the family...
    lucyael lucyael 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    My dad left my mom when I was 13 years old.

    He got with a younger woman and basically ignored his old family. My mom went off the deep end and wasn't there for me and my brothers. I began working after school and weekends on a farm. I was the older brother and helped raise my three younger brothers. To this day I do not...
    jaymic64 jaymic64 51-55, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My father is an alcoholic,

    but when growing up I refused to see his flaws. I loved him so much and I was so devoted to him. My entire principle of how to live was based on the lessons I'd learnt from him. He was a good man. But alcohol changed him and I didn't know when he turned into a compulsive lier...
    rosaree rosaree 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    The last time I saw and spoke to my father was

    November 20 of last year. Though I've never considered us close, I don't want to lose contact with my brothers that live with him.
    LonelyGirlLex LonelyGirlLex 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This doesn't make you special,

    at all. I come from a broken family, you come from a broken family, he comes from a broken family, she comes from a broken family, and even freaking Phil from down the street comes from a broken family. Stop telling us your sob story of how bad you had it, in my experience the...
    TheSturgeonGeneral TheSturgeonGeneral 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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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 6 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    2015 Unlike My Father I have to face the fact

    that I have issues regarding being left for who I am. That I might be a bad person, because my father left me when I was 8. And that everything I do is in trying be be unlike him. I never abandoned my children, in fact I still shelter my son while he finishes college. I can feel...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    I remember when I was younger I used to beg my

    parents for a brother or sister I think it went on until I was 13... Anyways at around 7 I found out I had half siblings. It's funny really because at that time I was one of 6. I also had cousins from my fads brother that I never met until I was maybe 9. What's a real shame is...
    justlilyg justlilyg 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Life is not about who hurt you

    and broke you down. It's about who was always there and who made you smile again.
    cat1989 cat1989 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 6

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    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 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Hello, I am 25 years old

    now with 2 young children of my own, and a year and a half ago my uncle murdered my father in front of my little brother. I am not sure how to give all the details without explaining my whole life. For the sake of sharing my story, I'll say that I always felt a sort of sacred...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    When I was 17 I would attend weekly church

    activities. One day though, my step mother told me to stop getting rides from the church leaders. She wanted me to walk home because she wanted me to lose weight. I told her that it was church policy that a church leader either walked or drove the young women home, they weren't...
    Amauna Amauna 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Many families have cracks.

    Some have small dents, chips, or polished scrapes. But broken families do exist. The pieces have been blown off and are so far from each other and so damaged that it would take a hell of a lot more than glue to fix. At one point, my family was nearly broken beyond repair. We...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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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 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 5 Responses Apr 15

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    My dad left us when I was 4

    after cheating on my mom for about 3 years. He also took all of our money with him and we almost lost our house twice. And also my family is at war with each other it's too long to explain though.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 6

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    CPS took my sister and I from my mother.

    I was 10 months old. We were left at home alone with no caregiver. She was out doing heroine. Statistics say that children between the ages of 6- 10 months old who are separated from their caregivers have a 40-90% chance of ever recovering from attachment issues. They become...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    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 2 Responses Jun 28

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    My dad left my mom and his five kids to get

    together with my old babysitter who is my oldest sisters age
    hashtagbitch hashtagbitch 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    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 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 3

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    Suddenly after almost ten years relatives start

    trying to add me on Facebook...
    Alextheauthor Alextheauthor 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey guys my name is Jason.

    I feel like in some way coming from a broken family can be beneficial. It has helped me see the bad in society and how to make my self a better man. It showed me what not to do. It gave a certain work ethic that a lot of people may not have. But I'm not going to can't coat it...
    JasonMasters93 JasonMasters93 22-25, M Jul 13

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    When I was younger I always saw my parents

    as happy. Little did I know they were really far from happy. I'm an only child, and from a fairly wealthy family I always thought that every family was the same as mine. I've never really had many friends so I just assumed that every family fought and that every family acted...
    secretspiller secretspiller 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I was 7 years old when my mother

    and father got devorced and 6 when my dad left living my older sister,older brother,me,younger brother and younger sister .9 years later I still can't forgive him .
    zeezaazee21 zeezaazee21 26-30, F Jul 5

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    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 13-15, F 7 Responses May 7

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    My parents are way more freaked out about the

    whole college thing than I am and flip out even more when I tell them to relax. I'm going to a top tier college, I know I can get the grades, but their issues over where I should go to college string all the way back to a divorce and have nothing to do with me. Excuse me?
    sxphieds sxphieds 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My mom and dad divorced

    when I was 14, but to be honest, they should have done it sooner. My dad cheated on my mom and would spend a lot of the paycheck on alcohol, while giving my mom very little for groceries. They would yell all the time and my mom would get mad at me and my sister for not doing...
    crystalmethane crystalmethane 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I may not have the same broken families

    as others on this page. This is a much more recent event for my family. My dad checked himself into a mental ward. He felt depressed for so many years and didn't really tell us why he felt so depressed. I kind of feel betrayed in a way. I know it may seem childish to say that...
    wrappedupinrain wrappedupinrain 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I Come From a Broken Family Excuses.

    So many of us have excuses. For those of us who come from broken families, the excuses come easier and more frequently. After all - we were given a sorry lot in life to begin with. How can we be expected to succeed? The deck was stacked against us from the very beginning. I...
    SackersonTheBear SackersonTheBear 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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 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

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