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80 Broken Family Quotes to Help You Heal and Grow

1. “Parents kill more dreams than anybody.” – Spike Lee

2. “Don’t waste your energy worrying about a family that doesn’t worry about you. It’s their fault if they make the choice to miss out on the beauty of your children and the love your family could share. Focus on those who show you they care through both their words and actions. Those are the people worth your energy.” – Anonymous

3. “Family problems kill your happiness.” – Anonymous

4. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven, but very often it is the place where we find the deepest heartaches.” – Anonymous

5. “Letting go hurts, but it’s part of the healing process.” – Anonymous

6. “When you inherit a broken family, you can’t throw it away and get a new one. What you can do is find people and situations that provide for you what your family cannot.” – Iyanla Vanzant

7. “Any problem—big or small—within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” – Anonymous

8. “Sometimes, when something breaks, it’s better not to mend it.” – Anonymous

9. “Isn’t it sad when even your own family doesn’t really know who you are.” – Anonymous

10. “Honestly, my family issues are the one thing that gets to me, but they have made me so much stronger than I could’ve hoped for.” – Anonymous

11. “A torn family can knit back together with a little love.” – Anonymous

12. “It’s so sad that even people closely related by blood can betray each other.” – Anonymous

13. “Family problems come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short-lived and easily managed, while others are more chronic and difficult to handle.” – Anonymous

14. “Holding a family together in the wake of a breakup requires tenacity and a lot of love.” – Anonymous

15. “Being family is determined more by behavior than blood.” – Anonymous

16. “I watched as my family tree crumbled apart, leaving me as its only branch.” – Anonymous

17. “There is no such thing as a broken family. Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut.” – C. Joybell C.

18. “Family isn’t defined only by the last names or by blood. It’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other.” – Anonymous

19. “Sadness is when everything you do reminds you of your family, but they are far away.” – Anonymous

20. “Sometimes, when the people you love hurt you the most, it’s better to stay quiet. Because if your love wasn’t enough, do you think your words will matter?” – Anonymous

21. “It’s frightening seeing in ourselves the same ingredients as dysfunctional members of our families. Fortunately, as it is with baking, the proportions, mix, and temperature of the exact same ingredients can yield anything from burnt cookies to elegant souffles.” – Alan Robert Neal

22. “One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we’d sit down to dinner together as a family, we’d learn about each other. We had something people don’t get today.” – Paul Prudhomme

23. “A child that’s being abused by its parents doesn’t stop loving its parents. It stops loving itself.” – Anonymous

24. “Here’s to the kids who are tired of going through the same family problems over and over again.” – Anonymous

25. “If you have a happy family, then you are lucky. Feel grateful that you were blessed with these special ones in your life.” – Anonymous

26. “Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds. They’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.” – Anonymous

27. “People always talk about family being the most important thing in life, but it’s usually family that hurts you the most deeply and painfully.” – Anonymous

28. “Sometimes blood isn’t thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than strangers.” – Anonymous

29. “Just because someone is ‘family’ doesn’t mean you have to tolerate lies, chaos, drama, manipulation, and disrespect.” – Anonymous

30. “I wish that I could move away from my broken family where love ceases to exist, so I don’t turn out like one of them.” – Anonymous

31. “Sometimes you have to give up on people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.” – Anonymous

32. “A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” – Mary Karr

33. “Too many children have suffered. Too many families have been broken. Too many girls have grown up alone. Or not at all. I won’t let them ruin anyone else.” – K.A. Wiggins

34. “Absolutely no one can screw you over quite as well as members of your own family.” – Anonymous

35. “Sometimes, I’d rather hang out with my friends than my family because I feel more loved and understood.” – Anonymous

36. “As your kids grow, they may forget what you said but won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath

37. “Everybody’s family has problems.” – Anonymous

38. “I was always the new kid in school, I’m the kid from a broken family, I’m the kid who had no dad showing up at the father-son stuff, I’m the kid that was using food stamps at the grocery store.” – Dave Mustaine

39. “Sometimes the people closest to you betray you, and your home isn’t a place you can be happy anymore. It’s hard, but it’s true.” – Anonymous

40. “Feeling envy to see the happy family hang out together while I’m alone in here.” – Anonymous

41. “Welcome to our big, old, happy, dysfunctional family. You are now in, and whether you like it or not, you can never get out.” – Hayley Williams

42. “I hate that my family can always make me cry, but if I say one harmful thing, I feel like a monster.” – Anonymous

43. “Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it.” – George Eliot

44. “Many teenagers would like to have emotional outlet whenever they experience family problems.” – Anonymous

45. “All happy families are alike. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” –

46. “Nothing can rip this family apart. We’re glued together with love.” – Anonymous

47. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” – Leigh Anne Tuohy

48. “Never doubt that you’re a vital part of this family.” – Anonymous

49. “You can shed tears and follow by shedding your old life.” – Anonymous

50. “Today, this family is stronger than yesterday.” – Anonymous

51. “Relationships are living things, and some have short lifespans, while others have long ones. Guess this one was a shortie and not a longie.” – Anonymous

52. “Family means we’ll get through this together.” – Anonymous

53. “Strength comes from family when we support each other.” – Anonymous

54. “This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.” – Lil’ O

55. “I hate the term ‘broken family’ to describe divorces. When my parents divorced, they didn’t ‘break’ the family. They fixed it. Their marriage was what was broken.” – Anonymous

56. “My family doesn’t do happy endings. We do sad endings, or frustrating endings, or no endings at all. We are hardwired to expect the next interruption or disappearance or broken promise.” – Hope Solo

57. “Sadness is having a dysfunctional family.” – Anonymous

58. “Do you ever just want to pack up and leave, out of the blue, without saying goodbye to anyone and start a new life?” – Anonymous

59. “Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.” – Jerry B. Jenkins

60. “A million words would not bring you back. I know because I tried. Neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.” – Anonymous

61. “Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they used to be.” – Anonymous

62. “I think my family might actually be happy if I wasn’t here. Or at least, hate each other a little less. I think I’m the reason my family is broken.” – Anonymous

63. “Breaking up with a friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend is one thing, and there’s a lot of advice out there for doing it, but what about a family break-up?” – Anonymous

64. “It hurts the most when your own family betrays you.” – Anonymous

65. “In a broken nest, there are whole eggs.” – Proverb

66. “No one can break my heart like my father did.” – Anonymous

67. “I know every family has its problems, but I admire those that stick together.” – Anonymous

68. “I wonder why I feel I am treated like an enemy in a place where I am supposed to be welcome.” – Anonymous

69. “I feel like anyone who’s ever said the words ‘your parents must be proud’ obviously have some deep-rooted family issues.” – Anonymous

70. “When you’re truly loved, you know it.” – Anonymous

71. “In our family portrait, we look pretty happy. We look pretty normal. Let’s go back to that. In our family portrait, we look pretty happy. Let’s play pretend, act like it goes naturally.” – Anonymous

72. “Sometimes it makes me sad that I didn’t get to have one family for my entire life.” – Isabel Gillies

73. “It’s very sad when members of the same family do not talk with each other. The children suffer from the adult ego. Cousins miss the wonderful opportunity to be together, and all due to a bruised adult ego. Stop getting offended. Reunite with your family members. One day, your imaginary conflict will all come to an end with or without you. Don’t wait until it’s too late.” – Anonymous

74. “In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.” – Anonymous

75. “I turn to a life of crime ’cause I came from a broken family.” – Shakur

76. “There is no such thing as the perfect family. Every family is unique with its own combination of strengths and weaknesses.” – Anonymous

77. “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.” – Mario Puzo

78. “Burdens and opposition will always be there. What is really needed is a clear solid path towards problem resolution and then being mutually encouraged as a family.” – Anonymous

79. “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” – Anonymous

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