39 Quotes About Broken Family Relationships


Difficulties and generational trauma can create many difficulties within a family. These quotes about broken family relationships capture some of the challenges that exist among relatives.

“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.”

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

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

“Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.”

“Either, you are in love with someone or you’re not. Fear is complicated, not love.”

“Even as a little seed, I could see his plan for me. Stranded on welfare, another broken family.”

“Everybody’s family has problems.”

“Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren’t solved, they’re dealt with.”

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

“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.”

“I can’t say it’s not painful being estranged from most of my family. I wish it could be otherwise.”

“I don’t think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It’s perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.”

“I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely.”

“I have always been very family-oriented. I came from a dysfunctional, broken family growing up, and it’s probably instilled in me the need and the want to have a strong family and a great foundation. So I think that is something that I naturally gravitate toward.”

“I think a lot of time, I’m just writing my worst fears, of the idea of losing my mom or my best friend or doing something so terrible to somebody that’s kind of deemed unforgivable, or having a really broken family.”

“I turn to a life of crime cause I came from a broken family.”

“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.”

“I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.”

“If same-sex relationships are really sinful, then why do they so often produce good fruit-loving families, open homes, self-sacrifice, commitment, faithfulness, joy? ”

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

“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.”

“It doesn’t matter what kind of problems a family is having; it should always stay in the family.”

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”

“Love is friendship set on fire.”

“Most couples have not had hundreds of arguments; they’ve had the same argument hundreds of times.”

“Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.”

“Now you have to ask a question – is that really, is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money?”

“Otherwise, you just become partners managing the kids and life, and that makes your marriage more vulnerable to problems down the road.”

“Problems are like washing machines. They twist us, spin us and knock us around but in the end we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before.”

“Relationships are the flavor of life.”

“Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.”

“The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.”

“The old problems – love, money, security, status, health, etc. – are still here to plague us or please us.”

“The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.”

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

“We’re a very close family and we’re a very real family, and I think every real family has real problems.”

“When you’re in a broken family and your role model is a violent male, boys grow up believing that’s the way they’re supposed to act. And girls think that’s an accepted way men will treat them.”

“You can tell how often a person thinks of you by how often they tell you they think of you.”

“You can’t teach a son to be loyal if the father is not loyal. The same applies with the mother and her daughter.”

Divorce can have a great impact on families and relationships.

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