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Broken Homes

Why I Hate The Term 'Broken Home'

Mary Widdicks | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents
Mary Widdicks

I hate the term "broken home," meaning a family where the parents are divorced. I grew up in the generation of divorce. I can remember children from school who were one day exactly like me, carefree and fair game for teasing and name-calling, and the next they were just another casualty of the growing divorce rate: another latch-key kid.

Why I'm Not Too Broken Up About Being From a "Broken" Home

Toria Sheffield | Posted 06.24.2016 | Divorce
Toria Sheffield

Would it have been nice if my parents had gotten along and stayed together and we had all been one big, happy family? Of course. But that would also by definition mean that my parents would have been two entirely different people than who they actually were.

The Fatherhood Movement

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.09.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

That will be our overall message: To reach for the stars no matter what your situation. Will there be obstacles? Yes. Will it be easy? Absolutely not. But there are too many examples of men who were able to be successful and make the right decisions who came from so-called "broken homes."

Husbands: A Field Guide

Marion Winik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Marion Winik

Several of my friends have managed to marry into the top echelon of Nicest Guys In The World, and the generosity and kindness of these fine fellows has overflowed onto me.

Why I Sent My ‘Rebound Husband’ Packing

Dianne Burnett | Posted 09.28.2012 | Divorce
Dianne Burnett

I wondered, taking another sip of champagne, why I'd endured a decade of a less-than-riveting relationship with my future ex-husband.

President Obama Disproves the "Broken Home" Theory

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

Although having a single parent household may not be the most favorable situation, it is reality for a quarter of all kids in America today. Why shower them with negative statistics and lower their expectations and possibilities in life?

Why The Term 'Broken Home' Sucks

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 09.06.2011 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

My home is run down, but it's not broken... The legal community and researchers often define divorce matters in technical terms: custodial parent, cu...

Children Of Divorce More Likely To Contemplate Suicide

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Children from broken homes are more likely to be plagued by suicidal thoughts in later life than those with a more stable past, research shows. The s...

Rescue the Children Along with the Bankers

Walter Dean Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walter Dean Myers

We have even stronger numbers than we did with the sub-prime mess to know that far too many of our children are headed into the world totally unprepared to become productive citizens.