85 Broken Family Quotes to Help You Grow and Heal

Family is often a source of strength and unconditional support, however, not all families manage to maintain their bond.

This collection of “85 Broken Family Quotes” will help individuals to find solace in the midst of familial discord and challenges.

These quotes highlight the reality of broken families, emphasizing that not all families can remain together despite their best efforts, resulting in pain and heartache.

But, they also shed light on the potential pros in such situations. Some relationships may be more harmful than beneficial and separation might be the healthier choice.


The quotes in this article will try to provide encouragement and healing, prompting readers to seek hope and faith amidst their struggles.

Even though broken families are a global phenomenon, it’s essential to remember that family should always be a priority in life and efforts should be made to mend the rifts whenever possible.

Top 10 Broken Family Quotes


I watched as my family tree crumbled apart, leaving me as its only branch. ~ Unknown.


Sometimes, when something breaks, it’s better not to mend it. ~ Unknown.


In a broken nest, there are whole eggs. ~ Proverb.


I know every family has its problems, but I admire those that stick together. ~ Unknown.


Letting go hurts, but it’s part of the healing process. ~ Unknown.


A family formed by crime must be broken by more crime. ~ Seneca.


I hate that my family can always make me cry, but if I say one harmful thing, I feel like a monster. ~ Unknown.


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


The human race is one big dysfunctional family. ~ Robert Barron.


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


Family means we’ll get through this together. ~ Unknown.

Sad Broken Family Quotes


Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them. ~ Steve Maraboli.


It’s so sad that even people closely related by blood can betray each other. ~ Unknown.

Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. ~ Leigh Anne Tuohy.


I turn to a life of crime ’cause I came from a broken family. ~ Tupac Shakur.

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.

Beyond politics, the West is suffering from what can be called a crisis of brokenness – broken institutions, broken families and broken souls. ~ Gary Bauer.


A million words would not bring you back. I know because I tried. Neither would a million tears, I know because I cried. ~ Unknown.

Everybody’s family has problems. ~ Unknown.

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


There is no such thing as the perfect family. Every family is unique with its own combination of strengths and weaknesses. ~ Unknown.

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. ~ Unknown.

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Best Broken Family Quotes

Just because someone is ‘family’ doesn’t mean you have to tolerate lies, chaos, drama, manipulation, and disrespect. ~ Unknown.


How many pistols smoking coming from a broken family? ~ Tupac Shakur.

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.


Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

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.


It hurts the most when your own family betrays you. ~ Unknown.

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.

Deep Broken Family Quotes


Families and their problems go on and on, and they aren’t solved, they’re dealt with. ~ Roger Ebert.

Sadness is when everything you do reminds you of your family, but they are far away. ~ Unknown.


Today, this family is stronger than yesterday. ~ Unknown.

A child that’s being abused by its parents doesn’t stop loving its parents. It stops loving itself. ~ Unknown.

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. ~ Unknown.


Holding a family together in the wake of a breakup requires tenacity and a lot of love. ~ Unknown.

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

Relationships are living things, and some have short lifespans, while others have long ones. Guess this one was a shortie and not a longie. ~ Unknown.


Being family is determined more by behavior than blood. ~ Unknown.

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. ~ Toni Morrison.

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? ~ Unknown.


Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ~ George Burns.

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.

Parents kill more dreams than anybody. ~ Spike Lee.

Profound Broken Family Quotes


Family problems kill your happiness. ~ Unknown.

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.

No connection can ever be broken if love holds tight at both ends. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

I wonder why I feel I am treated like an enemy in a place where I am supposed to be welcome. ~ Unknown.

All happy families are alike. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. ~ Leo Tolstoy.


A busy mother makes slothful daughters. ~ Portuguese Proverb.

Isn’t it sad when even your own family doesn’t really know who you are. ~ Unknown.

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.


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

Do you ever just want to pack up and leave, out of the blue, without saying goodbye to anyone and start a new life? ~ Unknown.

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~ Les Dawson.


Many teenagers would like to have emotional outlet whenever they experience family problems. ~ Unknown.

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.

Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. ~ George Eliot.

Meaningful Broken Family Quotes


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. ~ Unknown.

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night. ~ Margaret Mead.

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. ~ Unknown.


Family is supposed to be our safe haven, but very often it is the place where we find the deepest heartaches. ~ Unknown.

Sometimes the best families are the ones God builds using unexpected pieces of our hearts. ~ Melanie Shankle.

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. ~ Unknown.


Nothing can rip this family apart. We’re glued together with love. ~ Unknown.

Family problems come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short-lived and easily managed, while others are more chronic and difficult to handle. ~ Unknown.


Sometimes blood isn’t thicker than water and family will cross you quicker than strangers. ~ Unknown.

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. ~ Unknown.

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. ~ Unknown.

Thought-Provoking Broken Family Quotes

Broken relationships are a source of heavy heartbreak that seem to affect every family. ~ Jerry B. Jenkins.

Strength comes from family when we support each other. ~ Unknown.

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.


A torn family can knit back together with a little love. ~ Unknown.

Never doubt that you’re a vital part of this family. ~ Unknown.

Sometimes, I’d rather hang out with my friends than my family because I feel more loved and understood. ~ Unknown.

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it. ~ Mary Karr


Absolutely no one can screw you over quite as well as members of your own family. ~ Unknown.

Famous Broken Family Quotes

People talk about dysfunctional families; I’ve never seen any other kind. ~ Sue Grafton.

If you have a happy family, then you are lucky. Feel grateful that you were blessed with these special ones in your life. ~ Unknown.

Sadness is having a dysfunctional family. ~ Unknown.

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. ~ Unknown.

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

Here’s to the kids who are tired of going through the same family problems over and over again. ~ Unknown.

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