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Top 45 Family Hurt Quotes

Family Hurt Quotes

This post contains some of the best family hurt quotes.

Family Hurt Quotes

1. “Some of the hardest people to cut off are family members. But sometimes they are the main ones that need to go…” – Unknown

2. “Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the single person you thought would never hurt you.” – Unknown

3. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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

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5. “Sometimes family was the cruelest form of love there was, for no one could hurt you more than the people who created you.” – SC Stephens

6. “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.” – P.C. Cast

7. “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?” – Unknown

8. “Sadness is having a dysfunctional family.” – Unknown

9. “They burned the bridge, then ask why I don’t visit.” – Unknown

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

11. “Isn’t it sad when you get hurt so much, you can finally say “I’m used to it”.” – Unknown

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12. “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” – Unknown

13. “If you’re struggling and your people are just sitting there watching you struggle, they’re not your people.” – Unknown

14. “Some people in your family will come miles to bury you, but won’t even cross a street to come support you when you are alive.” – Unknown

15. “And sometimes family hurts more than anybody else.” – Unknown

16. “Being family is determined more by behavior than blood.” – Unknown

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17. “Toxic parents care more about how you make them look than how you actually feel.” – Unknown

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

19. “Family… no one can hurt you as bad as they do.” – Unknown

20. “It hurts the most when your own family betrays you…” – Unknown

21. “You don’t know hate until your own family comes against you.” – Unknown

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22. “They say family’s first, but family is the first to get you hurt.” – Chrisper Malamsha

23. “It’s not love that hurts. What hurts is being hurt by someone you love.” – Unknown

24. “Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.” – Unknown

25. “I don’t understand how family can hurt you more than a total strange could.” – Unknown

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26. “Words don’t have the power to hurt you, unless the person who said them means a lot to you.” – Unknown

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

28. “All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.” – Mitch Albom

29. “A child should never feel as if they need to earn a mother’s love.” – Sherrie Campbell

30. “When you don’t come from a healthy family, you do your best to ensure a healthy one comes from you.” – Steve Maraboli

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31. “Refuse to inherit dysfunction. Learn new ways of living instead of repeating what you lived through.” – Thema Davis

32. “A good family will see your boundaries and move around them, a toxic family won’t even realize they’re there.” – Unknown

33. “People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.” – Bo Bennett

34. “These people were meant to raise me, instead I’ve had to raise them right out of my life.” – Unknown

35. “In the minds of my parents, they are the victims; I am the abuser.” ― Christina Enevoldsen

36. “As I was growing up, no one in my family got their needs met through respectful negotiation and compromise.” ― Olga Trujillo

37. “Recovering from family scapegoating requires recognizing that being the ‘identified patient’ is symptomatic of generations of systemic dysfunction within one’s family, fueled by unrecognized anxiety and even trauma. In a certain sense, members of a dysfunctional family are participating in a ‘consensual trance‘, i.e., a ‘survival trance’ supported by false narratives, toxic shame, anxiety, and egoic defense mechanisms, such as denial and projection.” ― Rebecca C. Mandeville

38. “How ironic that our family should be a safe haven. Our parents and siblings are supposed to love us, accept us, and care for us. They should protect us and support us. Sometimes, our home is where we find the deepest heartaches.” ― Dana Arcuri

39. “This toxic pattern within the broken family system will continue from one generation to the next, until one brave survivor finally ends the cycle of abuse. The dysfunction, bullying, and abuse didn’t start with you, but it most certainly can end with you.” ― Dana Arcuri

40. “The fear of abandonment forced me to comply as a child, but I’m not forced to comply anymore. The key people in my life did reject me for telling the truth about my abuse, but I’m not alone. Even if the consequence for telling the truth is rejection from everyone I know, that’s not the same death threat that it was when I was a child. I’m a self-sufficient adult and abandonment no longer means the end of my life.” ― Christina Enevoldsen

41. “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.” ― Keri Hulme

42. “I explain to my patients that abused children often find it hard to disentangle themselves from their dysfunctional families, whereas children grow away from good, loving parents with far less conflict. After all, isn’t that the task of a good parent, to enable the child to leave home?” ― Irvin Yalom

43. “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

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

45. “In many respects, the way we were treated by our family ends up being the same treatment we offer the world.” – Unknown

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By Hadiah

Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.

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