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Looking for some deep quotes about a broken family? We have rounded up the best collection of broken family quotes, sayings, messages, captions, status, (with images and pictures) that you might relate to.


  1. “Not a broken family but still a broken home.” – Unknown
  2. “In a broken nest, there are whole eggs.” – Proverb
  3. “Sometimes when something breaks it better not to mend it.”
  4. “We don’t do sad anymore, only happy and pleasantly surprised.”
  5. “Just keep looking ahead and you’ll realize the future looks good.”
  6. “The human race is one big dysfunctional family.” – Robert Barron
  7. “A family formed by crime must be broken by more crime.” – Seneca
  8. “When your old life falls apart, forget picking up the pieces! Create something new.”
  9. “Yesterday your heart broke, but today, hope came in with a big tube of super glue.” – Sally Painter
  10. “Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren’t solved, they’re dealt with.” – Roger Ebert
  11. “Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family.” – Jerry B. Jenkins
  12. “The best way to resolve any problem in the human world is for all sides to sit down and talk.” – Dalai Lama
  13. “Even as a little seed, I could see his plan for me. Stranded on welfare, another broken family.” – Tupac Shakur
  14. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” – Iyanla Vanzant
  15. “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.” – William R. Alger
  16. “I don’t think 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.” – Toni Morrison
  17. “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.” – John Steinbeck
  18. “Getting a divorce is always horrible because you feel you’ve failed. Everyone hates to give up on a marriage. You think your family’s broken up.” – Jerry Hall
  19. “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
  20. “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
  21. “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 Yanzat
  22. “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
  23. “If we’re sitting at dinner and there’s no conversation going on because everybody’s got their head someplace else in their iPhone, that’s a family problem that needs to be solved.” – Ross W. Greene
  24. “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.” – Jim Costa
  25. “No kid in the world, no woman in the world should ever raise a hand against a no-good daddy. That’s already been taken care of: A Man Who Destroys His Own Home Shall Inherit the Wind.” – Dick Gregory
  26. “How many solutions are found to family problems if we take time to reflect? If we think of a husband or wife and we dream about their good qualities that they have? Don’t ever lose the illusion of when you were boyfriend and girlfriend!” – Pope Francis
  27. “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.” – Octavia Spencer
  28. “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 soufflés.” – Alan Robert Neal
  29. “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
  30. “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. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”- C. JoyBell C.


  1. “What seemed tragic then is a blessing now.”
  2. “Everybody’s family has problems.” – Anonymous
  3. “Parents kill more dreams than anybody.” – Spike Lee
  4. “Not everyone gets the chance to reinvent themselves.”
  5. “Faith isn’t just for difficult times, but it sure helps to have it.”
  6. “Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it.” – George Eliot
  7. “A busy mother makes slothful daughters.” – Portuguese Proverb
  8. “It might not be sunshine and rainbows right now, but it will be – soon.”
  9. “A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.” – Mary Karr
  10. “Holding a family together in the wake if a breakup requires tenacity and a lot of love.”
  11. “People talk about dysfunctional families; I’ve never seen any other kind.” – Sue Grafton
  12. “I watched as my family tree crumbled apart, leaving me as its only branch.” – Anonymous
  13. “Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.” – Shannon L. Alder
  14. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” – Leo Tolstoy
  15. “Feeling envy to see the happy family hang out together while I’m alone in here.” – Anonymous
  16. “Sometimes it makes me sad that I didn’t get to have one family for my entire life.” – Isabel Grillies
  17. “Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren’t solved, they’re dealt with.” – Roger Ebert
  18. “We all come from dysfunctional families and these days I guess that’s pretty normal.” – Carnie Wilson
  19. “As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath
  20. “Sometimes the best families are the ones God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts.” – Melanie Shankle
  21. “Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.” – Steve Maraboli
  22. “The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.” – Bertrand Russell
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “I learned a long time ago that most of my family and friends had plastic hearts. Plastic hearts are made so they cannot be broken. Cracked maybe, but never broken.” – Lisa De Jong
  26. “A lot of my work goes to the center of where we belong if there is any root to life -because nowadays the family is broken up, and people don’t live in the same place for very long.” – Arthur Miller
  27. “Making amends is not only saying the words but also being willing to listen to how your behavior caused another’s pain, and then the really hard part…changing behavior.” – David W. Earle
  28. “Sometimes it’s the ones closest to us who can destroy us the most. Sometimes it’s friends … family. It’s not always a romantic relationship that can leave us with a broken heart.” – Shanora Williams
  29. “When I was sixteen, there was no one to count on but myself. Everyone in my family was taking care of themselves, surviving, but everyone forgot I was sixteen years old. I had never felt so lost and so alone in my life.” – Grace Lozada
  30. “Even knowing that my presence brought a shadow over the lives of my loved ones, I can’t regret the experiences I’ve had with them. They gave me life, becoming an integral part of my soul. They healed me when I was broken and somehow they recovered those parts of me, I thought lost forever.” – J.D. Stroube


  1. “Sadness is having a dysfunctional family.” – Anonymous
  2. “I turn to a life of crime cause I came from a broken family.” – Tupac Shakur
  3. “No connection can ever be broken if love holds tight at both ends.” – Shannon L. Alder
  4. “Sadness is when everything you do reminds you of your family, but they are far away.” – Anonymous
  5. “I loved him, but I didn’t know how to fix all of the things that were broken in our family.” – Brodi Ashton
  6. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” – Leigh Anne Tuohy
  7. “I wonder why I feel I am treated like an enemy in a place where I am supposed to be welcome.” – Anonymous
  8. “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” – Charles Kuralt
  9. “Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they used to be.” –  Anonymous
  10. “Many teenagers would like to have emotional outlet whenever they experience family problems.”  – Anonymous
  11. “I hate that my family can always make me cry, but if I say one harmful thing, I feel like a monster.” – Anonymous
  12. “You can’t teach a son to be loyal if the father is not loyal. The same applies with the mother and her daughter.” – Mercy Pheona
  13. “One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.” – Margaret Mead
  14. “A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.” – Kristin Hannah
  15. “There is no such thing as the perfect family. Every family is unique with its own combination of strengths and weaknesses.” – Anonymous
  16. “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
  17. “Family tragedies had a way of smashing everything apart and then gluing it all back together. The problem was no one ever knew how long the glue would hold.” – Sarah Ockler
  18. “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
  19. “Running away from your family’s problems will not provide solutions. What you really want are solid solutions and a reasonable plan to address family conflict and pain.” – Anonymous
  20. “I willingly devoted myself to my children and to my husband. I come from a broken home, and I decided a long time ago that I would put my family ahead of everything.” – Andie MacDowell
  21. “What makes a family is neither the absence of tragedy nor the ability to hide from misfortune, but the courage to overcome it and, from that broken past, write a new beginning.” – Steve Pemberton
  22. “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
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “Sometimes it is like juggling with broken glass because both things are very sensitive and have to be handled with care. I can’t let the career be neglected and I can’t let my family and children be neglected either.” – Kelly Price
  27. “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.” – Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  28. “Why? What had she ever done? What had any of them ever done? To give a child only to take him away. To make and then unmake, as if a family weren’t built of lives but of things that could be broken, returned, thrown out.” – John Burnham Schwartz
  29. “If you go from a structure where you have the support and that partner and that construction of a family and that’s broken apart, I think that’s probably a lot harder than always being a single mom and having the father being a support in another area.” – Bridget Moynahan
  30. “When I was a kid, there was unhappiness in my family – was dealt with partly by escaping to television. And from a very early age, for whatever reason, I became scornful and resistant to and angry about that. And some other time in my life, I realized that there’s a lot I loved in television.” – Robert Pinsky


  1. “Today, this family is stronger than yesterday.”
  2. “Family problems kill your happiness.” – Anonymous
  3. “A torn family can knit back together with a little love.” – Sally Painter
  4. “Family means we’ll get through this together.” – Anonymous
  5. “No one can break my heart like my father did.” – Anonymous
  6. “Never doubt that you’re a vital part of this family.” – Anonymous
  7. “Letting go hurts, but it’s part of the healing process.” – Anonymous
  8. “You can shed tears and follow by shedding your old life.” – Anonymous
  9. “Being family is determined more by behavior than blood.” – Anonymous
  10. “Strength comes from family when we support each other.” – Anonymous
  11. “Sometimes, when something breaks, it’s better not to mend it.” – Anonymous
  12. “Nothing can rip this family apart. We’re glued together with love.” – Anonymous
  13. “Isn’t it sad when even your own family doesn’t really know who you are.” – Anonymous
  14. “It’s so sad that even people closely related by blood can betray each other.” – Anonymous
  15. “I know every family has its problems, but I admire those that stick together.” – Anonymous
  16. “Absolutely no one can screw you over quite as well as members of your own family.” – Anonymous
  17. “Holding a family together in the wake of a breakup requires tenacity and a lot of love.” – Anonymous
  18. “Sometimes blood isn’t thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than strangers.” – Anonymous
  19. “As your kids grow, they may forget what you said but won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath
  20. “Sometimes you have to give up on people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.” – Anonymous
  21. “A child that’s being abused by its parents doesn’t stop loving its parents. It stops loving itself.” – Anonymous
  22. “It doesn’t matter what kind of problems a family is having; it should always stay in the family.” – Scott Weiland
  23. “This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.” – Lilo & Stitch
  24. “Sometimes, I’d rather hang out with my friends than my family because I feel more loved and understood.” – Anonymous
  25. “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
  26. “If you have a happy family, then you are lucky. Feel grateful that you were blessed with these special ones in your life.” – Anonymous
  27. “Any problem—big or small—within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn’t listening.” – Anonymous
  28. “Just because someone is ‘family’ doesn’t mean you have to tolerate lies, chaos, drama, manipulation, and disrespect.” – Anonymous
  29. “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
  30. “Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children.” – Roger Gould
  31. “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
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “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.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  35. “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


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