I Feel Like My Family Is Falling Apart

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 464 People

    Everything seemed nearly perfect growing up.

    I had my mom, dad, and two older sisters. Then me and my sister's each had a boy and then my middle sister had twin girls. Then dad suddenly died in 2004. He was always the mediator between all of us women and for a little while it was hard to figure out how to get along. He...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 5


    I don't quite know where to begin; My family has a horrible relationship! I'm only 14 and it breaks my heart to see my mother and uncle constantly arguing! I am not sure how to tie it back together. My uncle feels as though everyone owes him something and he's just better. Last...
    benjua96 benjua96
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    I don't go to family functions.

    i stay to myself because i truly believe that they are really phony. Sometimes i cannot believe that i am related to a lot of these people who bash each other daily. The funny part is they love each other when someone dies tho....but never when things are grand. When we have get...
    ricanstud ricanstud
    36-40, F
    Feb 3, 2014

    My mum kicked my brother out today.

    He nearly drink drove last night due to his girlfriend being terrible and he was plastered and we had to take his keys off him and hide them.
    AHelpfulLover AHelpfulLover
    18-21, F
    Mar 30, 2014

    I'm happily watching a movie with my brother

    and my parents when my brother accidentally kicks my dog and she jumps off the lounge. This makes mum freak out and before I know it my brother and my mum are screaming at each other. My dad isn't doing anything, just watching the movie and telling us to shutup. I try talking to...
    AReadingWriter AReadingWriter
    13-15, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    My parents have been divorced

    since I was in 7th grade, I'm now a senior in high school. Recently though I've been feeling like everything is becoming worse. I'm realizing my father is a massive douche to my mom, and basically says he doesn't have time to be with me and my brother. I'm realizing that this...
    Bigj15 Bigj15
    18-21, M
    Sep 6, 2014

    Making Our Own Connections

    I grew up thinking that I wasn't good enough or worthy of a good family or true friends. I was alone, lonely, and self hatred had gotten to me. I need to be nurtured, cared for and listen too. I just never wanted to be accepting of that when I was young and in to my later teen...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector
    36-40, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    The Problem? There Is No Fixing It. Timi

    Daddy's Girl. That was me. I mean, you never say it aloud right? Just us three daughters, but we knew; my mom knew. I was the oldest and I was Daddy's Little Girl. My dad was super athletic, intimidating, funny, a savvy business man, a charmer, an amazing husband (always sending...
    imaginethosewindows imaginethosewindows
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    I seriously don't even know what to do anymore,

    its such a burden, to deal with this every single day. now I figured I should just lock myself in my room and let them fight all they want.
    Mei95 Mei95
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    At my Mums house, we have a neighbor across the

    road who is a total *****. It's strange, the two used to be the best of friends until 2 years ago. The neighbor accused my Mum of having an affair with another man despite the fact that my Mum & Dad are split up. I'm sure she's just doing this to make my Mum move house so that...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2014

    Has anyone got a family

    who are consistently having emotional breakdowns. They don't accept me, treat me with respect and put me down around my new partner. I need someone to help me, it's having large impacts on my life.
    bluebird00 bluebird00
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2014

    My Family Has Fallen Apart - It Will Take A Miracle To Get Us Back Together.......

    The falling apart of my family started several years ago.  I received a letter in the mail from a family member making accusations that my husband had abused their daughter when she was 4 or 5, again when she was in 7th grade.  Our lives were ruined.  we were...
    spudcat spudcat
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

    Challenges ...

    I joined this group a few days ago when I was experiencing a crisis at home.  At that time, things felt really desperate.  Everyone was shouting and arguing, my husband threatening to leave.  People said they hated each other.  I wrote a story under this...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    27 Responses Sep 24, 2009

    So this might be long.

    I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is basically in two parts, arguably three if you Count my bro living away from home. There's my home where my mom and...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis
    18-21, M
    Mar 30, 2014

    My mom constantly puts my brother

    and me down, then blames it on us and plays victim. After 19-16 years of this, we're finally retaliating.
    hidingunderwater hidingunderwater
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2014

    Family Falling Apart After Moving.

    Last July we moved for a job. It was only an hour away, but it was a better city and better schools. Our girls we NOT happy about moving but they had several months before the move to accept it and the move went pretty smooth. Our oldest was starting 10th grade and younger...
    Mommykins41 Mommykins41
    11 Responses Jul 12, 2012


    I feel so alone. I'm sitting here infront of the computer, the ONLY one i tell my family worries to, struggling to find the correct words to say anything that i feel now. I just, I think my family is torn. My dad threatens to leave everyday, he tells me i'm a disappointment. I am...
    LNP96 LNP96
    Jan 2, 2011

    My sister moved away

    and my parents want a divorce ._.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2014

    I'm 15 years old and in the past few months my

    mom and dad have gotten separated and my dad has moved out, and my brother went to collage. It's only my sister and I around. Tonight my mom was lecturing me, so I walked out of the room because I don't like to get lectured. She called me and my sister back and told us that she...
    dantheman9799 dantheman9799
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    Since I was 4 I haven't fell good enough I felt

    like I shouldn't be alive because since I was born every thing had gone wrong my brother died, my sister was diagnosed with cancer and now my parents have divorced and I feel like the arguments was because of me I'm done with life now I self harm and have attempted suicide...
    foreverhurting2749 foreverhurting2749
    16-17, F
    Dec 8, 2013

    My parents have been separated

    since I was 5. My brother and I both just finished high school and he is leaving the house soon. My family has never been a close family and there has always been drama but this morning my brother went nuts. He got so mad at my mom for not saving any money for us because she was...
    maee96 maee96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    My family lately has been very distant from one

    another,my mom and dad aren't speaking and ut is affecting me and my brothers. I feel like they will divorce sooner or later and that scares me a lot. On sundays we usually went out to eat or just had a family time,now everyone does their iwn thing. There is silence in the house...
    annelise1995 annelise1995
    18-21, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    My Mom Finally Lost It

    Well, I'm pretty lost right now but I'm so used to this kind of behavior that I can't even cry about it anymore. The suicidal threats that I've had to deal with growing up, the many attempts from them both as a child, and the two "I'll kill everyone in the house!"... I just don't...
    NDieHard NDieHard
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

    I had an argument with my mum

    that neither of us handled well. Things have only kept blowing up, she rang and abused my sister. She hates my dad with everything she's got, she's ready to kick me out. I tried to talk to and stayed as calm as possible when talking to her while she screamed at me only to find...
    jodwyer15 jodwyer15
    18-21, M
    Sep 21, 2015

    I always thought I was lucky.

    I thought I had it all. Most of my friends came from broken families, but mine was fine. I don't know when it started, but it's not fine. My brother applied and was accepted into a college that my father doesn't like. My father refused to talk to my brother for weeks. Another...
    LostInABubble LostInABubble
    Jan 19, 2014

    My Family

    I hardly think my family even love each other anymore. I am the youngest in my family, only 13. I have a 16 year old sister (a Junior) and an 18 year old brother (a Senior). Everyone is always fighting with everyone except for me. I'm the only non-involved one. First is my dad...
    CaptainKlutz CaptainKlutz
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2009

    My whole family is going insane.

    ....everything just keeps falling apart....so much stress and I don't know how much I can take right now..
    Ki123 Ki123
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2014

    ever since we moved and ever

    since my mom died, we are all now physically alive but emotionally and in terms of living life-- we are dead. My sisters are across the universe, dealing with much chaos and political instability. Me, my dad, and my brother, we are facing other problems. Bank foreclosure, Taxes...
    Shamandora Shamandora
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    Okay so Christmas has come

    and gone and yet again my nan has been horrible to my mum her own daughter even hates her. After Christmas everyone was happy until nan came over. Then ever since our family hasn't been the same but it's not just Christmas that makes me feel like this it's all year round. My...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2013

    My family is falling apart my mums side dont

    like my dads side and my dads side dont like my mums side my dad chided on my mum with my mums sister
    swaggergirl29 swaggergirl29
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    A few months ago my brother was arrested

    and is now on bail till the 8th December (1 day before his birthday). I am 14 years old and I feel like my family is falling apart as there is all of this fear and worry about what is going to happen. I can't tell anyone about what is going on. My friends have no idea making me...
    MimiChim MimiChim
    16-17, F
    Sep 6, 2014

    It's been awhile since I wrote here,

    but this subject is the immediate situation in my life. My family is falling as shattered glass strikes the ground, our light being distorted and flung in all directions. My brothers have made many mistakes but it's much worse than it ever was. One has disconnected with us...
    dragonsteel dragonsteel
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    I'm an 18 year old kid

    that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just been going to ****. I found out my dad was cheating on my dad last year, but I can't bring myself to tell him. Now she is out...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367
    18-21, M
    Sep 14, 2014

    My Dad Ruins Everything.

    I remember when I was younger my family actually used to be a family. I don't remember much when i was young but it was definetly much more peaceful than now. My dad works Monday - Friday and sometimes Saturday. Everyday he worked 1:00 till 12:00 at night so i only see him on the...
    xShelly123 xShelly123
    Feb 12, 2011

    I've watched family members crumble one by one.

    My maternal grandfather was the first. It started with his memory slipping here and there... and I'm sure you recognize the common story of dementia. After he was put into a nursing home, my grandmother's mental health rapidly decayed. She is no longer able to drive because she...
    metagross metagross
    18-21, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    As a 14 Year-Old Guy,

    who makes Straight A's, the lowest I've made in my 8th grade year was a 97. You'd think that life would be good. That's most definitely not true. When I was twelve my parents divorced after a 12 year marriage, when we found out my father was cheating. At this time he is homeless...
    HopingToGetBetter HopingToGetBetter
    13-15, M
    May 7, 2014

    My brother lives in another country,

    refuses to stay with my parents because of my mom's attitude. My mom has depression/ bipolar disorders but refuse to get treatment so she lets out her anger and **** on my dad all the time. My dad who has had enough of it goes out there and found another woman. I don't get...
    april0132 april0132
    26-30, F
    Apr 24, 2014

    My parents are fighting worse

    than ever. My grandmother is sick and my brother is going to college in a few months. I, myself, am also in school and it is the only thing keeping me afloat. I just want to let go and drowned but I know I can't do that to my little brother it isn't fair to him. I just want...
    Scert20 Scert20
    18-21, F
    Jun 16, 2015

    It's happening again,

    first it was in Texas. All the lies all the fighting, I witnessed it & it was taken out on me at the age of 14. Now it's happening again in Nevada.....I'm 21 so is this gods way of sending a sign? it's time to man up & leave her for good. When I was younger my grandparents...
    DefineLines DefineLines
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    From Sibling That Play And Love One Another To Adult Siblings That Become Strangers!!

    this freaks me out and hurts me most of all.. I feel like I am the only one trying to be apart of my brothers and sisters live.. they have all changed and grown apart! maybe it's just me and I want and miss my brothers and sisters. I guess I can't go backwards and feel the...
    tlace tlace
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2012

    My Family Is Crumbling

    There are four of us. Me the youngest (19), my sister (22), my mother and my father. Well tonight I came into the living room, and we started talking about the holidays, and family reunions. My sister kept saying mean things to me, and I couldn't figure out why. Finally my mother...
    arkrug arkrug
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 14, 2009

    I Dont Even Know Where to Begin

    i cant even fathom how to describe the way my family functions. everyone thinks its their way or no way and everyone wants to get out. you know the phrase "the tables are turned".... well how can that apply when you are stuck in a revolving door? i know i know.. its not...
    sjholsgc sjholsgc
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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