I Have a Broken Family

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    Growing up, I never had the easiest childhood.

    There, got that out of the way. Both my parents were drug addicts, so the marriage obviously wasn't a happy one; a lot of nights of fighting, screaming, the police being called, visits from child protective services, etc. You name it, I've experienced it- hunger, abuse, I was...
    iespnz iespnz
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold

    I'm going to try to shorten this as best I can while still keeping some key elements intact. Have you ever read stories about Lindsay Lohan and wonder how a girl so rich could fall so hard? ever find yourself in tears of laughter when you hear about millionaires crying over how...
    RubyBloodDrop RubyBloodDrop
    26-30, F
    Apr 5, 2012

    I really wish I could move out of my moms house

    but I just don't know how to tell her. I don't feel appreciated but asking to go live with my father would stir up trouble. I just don't know what to do.
    tolii tolii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2014

    Ticking Bomb

    What do you do when the only thing keeping you hanging on is gone? I have no one to turn to.. I sit in my room and wonder when ill finally just end it. Why bother living when it doesn't matter to you or anyone else especially you're own family. The people who are supposed to love...
    concreteangelxx concreteangelxx
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 24, 2011

    Everyone at school talks about grand parents.

    My grandma made these cookies my grandpa took me here... And I am over here like, never met one of my grandpas. The one on my mothers side died before I was born. My grandma died last year, and the time before last she went nuts and started yelling at me, punched my aunt, and...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls
    16-17, F
    Mar 11, 2015

    Possibly Forever Shattered

    Mending a broken family is like trying to fix broken glass. 1. It can never be the same again. And 2. It don't work unless you have all the pieces. My entire family is broken, beyond repair. It has always been slightly cracked but recently its been smashed into a million pieces...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2013

    Family... My family is really broken from the

    inside.. My mom and dad never feel happy together.. Always arguing and my dad seems didn't care that much about my mom, he would care when my mom told him her problems but never asking first.. My oldest sister still not talking to my oldest brother each other for years since...
    heartandbrain heartandbrain
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 12, 2014

    My Life Is Ruined

    so, i am the only child of two amazing parents i always had an amazing relationship with my dad, he was my bestfriend, and we talked about everything now, my mum had a bestfriend, and we always spend the holiday with her family right now i am in greece with my family, and my mum...
    ingridiorgulescu ingridiorgulescu
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

    More Fractures

    even more fractured & broken than before. my biological parents were divorced when I was 5. my father & stepmother raised me & my 1 older full blood brother. my father & stepmother were divorced after 30 years. I have not seen my brother in at least...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    Oct 12, 2009

    Tbh i dont even know

    where to start with my family it's all messed up my parents got a divorce when I was months old and now my mom and my stepfather are going trough a divorce my mom has a new bf which no one in my family likes so my family dont really get along with my mom i dont live with my mom...
    lisbeth1234 lisbeth1234
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2014

    my grandma raped me and my sister

    so my step dad's side of the family is broken apart into different states, my dad tried to rape me so I can't see that side of my family, and my uncle/brother raped my sister and I also so we can't see most of my mom's side of the family, and the people that we can see are...
    jesusfan1999 jesusfan1999
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2016

    My Broken Family

    I really dont know how it happened really but me and my son got into a real bad argument he movin in with his dad and now his brother wants to go. I have been a single mom just bot there whole life and my world revolved around my kids. what do i do i lost
    imhurt30 imhurt30
    1 Response May 18, 2011

    My father got deported

    when I was 8 years old
    jose345 jose345
    26-30, M
    Feb 19, 2015

    My parents aren't happy

    for me when I get trophies in sports and they don't support me. So I stopped trying looking for attention . It didn't work and now my life is ruined
    Adamsworld Adamsworld
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014

    My family is broken. My parents absolutely

    DESPISE each other but they wont get a divorce. It's such an open subject to talk about because they just hate each other so much and they both know it. Sometimes they even joke about it to my aunt and uncle that they're fed up of each other. They were never in love, it was an...
    nevergoingtousethis nevergoingtousethis
    16-17, F
    Apr 14, 2016

    I'm too tired to write No one listens,

    why do they only assume They forget I exists (even if you do, do you have to tell me) I can't tell anyone though, I did tell them Tell me I'm being dramatic My last love I devoted to my little brother turned from me They keep lying to me and I keep believing them They took more...
    goback2thebeginningandtryagain goback2thebeginningandtryagain
    18-21, F
    Dec 12, 2014

    Ever since I was old enough to remember (I'm 19

    years old now), my parents haven't exactly gotten along. I can count on my hands the number of times I've seen them kiss each other. They weren't ever the volatile types who would yell at each other or throw things--they mostly snipped at each other about little things around...
    susie15 susie15
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2014

    I watch hgtv a lot and I see

    so many couples with families. I get catalogs in the mail for Xmas showing families and monograms with all the names that always seems to include mom and dad. I kept his last name after the divorce to match my kids and for the ease, but I don't feel like displaying things that...
    calmkat10 calmkat10
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015


    My dad hasn't been close much of my life childhood and adulthood now i have a son he's been trying to be close i thought that was why but i found out he is sick wit cancer and has a weak heart and could die soon he's hurt me a lot so i have a wall up and on top of that i was told...
    ask2kno ask2kno
    26-30, F
    Mar 21, 2013

    So now that my dad came back

    after being gone for ten months I thought it would be like it use to be. And for the most part it is. Jokes and ****. But I can't help but think of.. My brother and his wife and his kids. Am I really never gonna see them again? I just don't want them to hate me and I keep...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls
    16-17, F
    Nov 3, 2014

    And i often feel like I'm drowning trying in

    vain to put shattered pieces back together. I'm just so tired.. So tired
    LindyC23 LindyC23
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    Another typical day in my life

    where my family complains about money.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 5, 2015

    My family is ****** and the only thing I'm

    counting on is a college to accept me far far away from my family so I won't ever have to deal with such evil people.
    tolii tolii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2014

    Broken Raises Broken...

    I suppose life started out "normal", if there is really such a thing. My mom and dad married young (18). My dad went into airforce. Divorce happened when I was like 3. I don't recall details. My mom married an older man (17 years). At age 5 he began molesting me til age 16. I...
    valhallaboundirish2 valhallaboundirish2
    41-45, F
    Nov 13, 2012

    My Father just told me out of me

    and my two other siblings I had the most sane upbringing... If my upbringing was sane I shudder to think of what my siblings' upbringings were like...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    Hello. I really dunno what experience to post

    this under...I just wanna share my story...its been really bugging me. I am a middle child, Ihave a older sister and a younger brother. It makes me really sad, when we were all young, we were all so close. But as we all grew older, we all grew apart. My brother and sister are...
    oreosnow oreosnow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2013

    I miss the way things use to be ,

    I'm use to all this **** getting thrown to my face
    Gloria8214 Gloria8214
    16-17, F
    Nov 21, 2014

    My dad is cheating on my mom "secretly" to all

    although everybody knows. My mom is crazy with stress and ask sometimes for me to spy him. My brother is cracking under family and work pressure of my parents nagging since he is the back bone of my dad's company and the ***** is really unappreciative of my brother's help. My...
    ma1107y ma1107y
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2014

    My grandma is also saying **** about my grandpa

    so he gets very angry and starts beating her. My grandma hates my grandpa's guts and says he will have a terrible life after he is reincarnated. But my grandpa loves my grandma. He just does a lot of terrible things. He tells her to die, and calls her mentally insane. (My...
    mrhedgeh0g mrhedgeh0g
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    My parents aren't divorced

    but he moved out our house about 4 months ago. Although I don't miss his loud tv shows late at night or his annoying questions but I wish I had the family everyone thinks I have.
    tolii tolii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    Why God Hates Divorce

    Brokenness I am convinced that God hates divorce. Broken families make for broken homes. And broken homes make for broken children. Broken children become broken adults. And broken adults make for a broken society. Will we ever learn? Divorce is a vicious, never-ending cycle...
    LadyOrchid LadyOrchid
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    My parents got a divorce

    when I was 13. I had a stepmom who was a witch! She treated me & my 2 younger siblings like we were space invaders. My momma was our rock! She was always there whenever something went wrong!
    graeff120 graeff120
    41-45, F
    May 29, 2014

    It all started on one fateful night

    when I was 8. My mother brother and I had came down from a mountain where my grandpa lived at. My mom was leading us down the mountain during the storm. And then all of a sudden a mountain lion attacked us. Mom had stepped in front of us to protect us. Then it attacked mom. And...
    adav218 adav218
    16-17, M
    Jul 24, 2014

    It all started when my mom

    and stepdad, let my aunt and her boyfriend rent a house from them. The contract that came with it was, 'if something in the house, or outside got broken, my aunt had to fix it and my stepdad would pay her back if she bought the house' lots of things fell apart and my stepdad...
    SpideyKid1999 SpideyKid1999
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 31, 2014

    I have a broken family in the sense

    that it is bad in the core and it doesn't show it self unless only the family is present Nothing like abuse or anything physical But the only time I like to come home is when there's no one home and then is just about the only time I have a smile on my face. Don't me wrong...
    nintendo64man nintendo64man
    16-17, M
    Nov 29, 2014

    I Feel Like I'm His Biggest Mistake

     So here's the other story...I tried talking to my father as others advised me to. To tell him what I truly feel and tell him that I miss him and everything. I messaged him through Facebook, because it is the only way I could get to talk to him.Me: Merry Christmas Dad. Hope I...
    iHatshepsut iHatshepsut
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2010

    My dad wasn't around

    when I grew up, and although my mum wasn't young, she was inexperienced and immature. I was essentially raised by my paternal grandparents. Later on we moved over to where my dad was, who didn't know how to be a parent either. They tried to make it work but their stubbornness...
    merloe merloe
    22-25, F
    Apr 24, 2014

    I Am Among A Broken Puzzle

    I have always felt alone. My family fought. More than most families. We were split up as I went to a safe shelter. Together, Apart, and Together Again. These are the words that define my life. To match the broken puzzle of my family, I shattered a frame with a picture of us...
    LynnOnEdge34 LynnOnEdge34
    13-15, F
    Feb 28, 2011

    A Tangled Web

    It gets fairly complicated so I'll stick to the short version. My birth parents were never married. I was raised by my mother while my dad stayed out of the picture. About age 5 my mom married my first step dad. I have two siblings and a childhood of trauma from him. Age 9 she...
    LostLotus LostLotus
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2010

    I was 8 years old when my aunt killed herself.

    My family has a long history of depression and eventually it took my beautiful aunt. I don't know my father. My mother's grandparents died almost 10 years ago. My uncle's fiancé died about 3 years ago. My uncle can't stand to be around us because of the constant reminder of...
    idekkkkkkkkkkk idekkkkkkkkkkk
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    Last Sentence From The Paper

    Earlier, my mom needed some help with her yahoo account because of something ( my mom was raced in a traditional way of life, so she doesn't know much about internet and computers ). As the file was done downloading and was about to be printed, I read the...
    iHatshepsut iHatshepsut
    22-25, F
    Aug 15, 2010

    My mother has never been the centring point of

    our family life. Both my brothers left home early, and I moved away when I was seventeen. I went to live with my fathers sister, my aunt, in the eleventh arrondissement, but a year later I had moved away from her home too. For the first six months I lived with a guy from school...
    Catspause311 Catspause311
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2014

    I envy children who hang out with their family

    all the time.It takes several months for me to hang out with them.LOL.and sometimes never
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    Although people have been coming together

    after the death of my grandmother, there seem to be more problems than ever. People have been drinking more and my dad's an alcoholic as it is, so you can imagine how that is. I don't remember if I mentioned that my mom broke her leg on my birthday, but that happened so it was...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016
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