A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.— Mary Karr
Revealing Dysfunctional Family quotations
If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty.'
My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I've spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.
The best thing in life are free.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Normal people terrify me, because they haven't had enough problems in their life to know how to handle problems when they come up. Something little happens and they snap. But being from a dysfunctional family means nothing rattles me. Hey once you've driven a drunken father to moms' parole hearing, what else is there?
When I was ten, my family moved to Downer's Grove, Illinois. When I was twelve, I found them.
Family is not about blood. It's about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.
If dysfunction means that a family doesn't work, then every family ambles into some arena in which that happens, where relationships get strained or even break down entirely. We fail each other or disappoint each other. That goes for parents, siblings, kids, marriage partners - the whole enchilada.
The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city school and broken black families.
Your whole being is involved in taking care of someone else, worrying about what they think of you, how they treat you, how you can make them treat you better. Right now everyone in the world seems to think that they are codependent and that they come from dysfunctional families. They call it codependency. I call it the human condition.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents' culture.
I've never had siblings, I didn't grow up in a big family;
it was just me and my single mom. And hectic family dysfunction was actually something that I craved.
You see, insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
Weddings are never about the bride and groom, weddings are public platforms for dysfunctional families.
We all come from dysfunctional families and these days I guess that's pretty normal.
Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
Maturity isn't a product of growing older. It's a product of growing wiser.
I've learned that a family can have little glitches without being labeled dysfunctional.
People talk about dysfunctional families; I've never seen any other kind.
It's good to learn early that every show is a family - -complete with dysfunctional relationships, tough love, and plenty of occasion for forgiveness.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
A family can be the bane of one's existence.
A family can also be most of the meaning of one's existence. I don't know whether my family is bane or meaning, but they have surely gone away and left a large hole in my heart.
So much of great American drama has been about a certain kind of dysfunctional family, and maybe my interests are in the kind of strange dysfunction that exists even among deeply functional families.
The human race is one big dysfunctional family.
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
Pick a dysfunction and it's a family problem.
I grew up in a dysfunctional family.
Yeah, sometimes it gets a little sappy for me, but I'm tired of hearing about dysfunctional families in sitcoms. That's been done to death, and that's probably what everybody expected from me. But that's not what I wanted to do.
Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
A lot can happen [because of the dysfunctional family].
People don't look at that. They think, "Oh, my kids are going to be fine. My kids are resilient." But at a certain point, the damage starts. They start to feel pain - and when they feel bad, they start to take painkillers. We want to kill the pain.
We come from fallible parents who were kids once, who decided to have kids and who had to learn how to be parents. Faults are made and damage is done, whether it's conscious or not. Everyone's got their own 'stuff,' their own issues, and their own anger at Mom and Dad. That is what family is. Family is almost naturally dysfunctional.
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.
Every animal on earth is a living being with feelings, emotions, and a family life. Just like you and me.
There was plenty of dysfunction in my family and I went to Catholic School with these psychotic nuns. I would always try to be funny to lighten the mood.
On his contract negotiations with the Devils: It's beyond money at this point.
They're not even treating him as a member of their family, unless it's a dysfunctional family.
If you grew up in a dysfunctional family, then there is really no hope for you to have a good relationship. That is another myth that we have to throw off, so that we can get into what I call Reality.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is the quintessential dysfunctional family.
I had a very dysfunctional family, and a very hard childhood.
So I made a world out of words. And it was my salvation.
Nothing in life is fun for the whole family.
There are no massage parlors with ice cream and free jewelry.
I came from an extraordinarily dysfunctional family, full of abuse and alcoholism. And eventually everyone within the family had committed suicide.