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Quotes About Family Drama

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Stephanie Lahart
“Don’t destroy yourself over somebody else’s foolishness. I know they betrayed you. I know they lied on you. I know they talked behind your back and told all of your business. I know they hurt you to the core. I know they turned their back on you. I know they cheated on you. I know they mislead you. I know, I KNOW. In spite of it all, you have to know that you are worth more than what they dished out to you. You will survive! You will make it through! Remember who YOU are and know YOUR self-worth!”
Stephanie Lahart

Isabel  Lopez
“It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence?”
Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams

John Osborne
“That voice that cries out doesn't have to be a weakling's does it?”
John Osborne, Look Back in Anger

“Families living in dysfunction seldom have healthy boundaries. Dysfunctional families have trouble knowing where they stop and others begin.”
David W. Earle

Miranda Parker
“If I weren't so screwed up, I would've sold my soul a long time ago for a handsome man who made me feel pretty or who could at least treat me to a Millionaire's Martini. Instead I lingered over a watered down Sparkling Apple and felt sorry about what I was about to do to the blue-eyed bartender standing in front of me. Although I shouldn’t, after all, I am a bail recovery agent. It's my job to get my skip, no matter the cost.If I weren't so screwed up, I would've sold my soul a long time ago for a handsome man who made me feel pretty or who could at least treat me to a Millionaire's Martini. Instead I lingered over a watered down Sparkling Apple and felt sorry about what I was about to do to the blue-eyed bartender standing in front of me. Although I shouldn't, after all, I am a bail recovery agent. It's my job to get my skip, no matter the cost. Yet, I had been wondering lately. What was this job costing me? Yet, I had been wondering lately. What was this job costing me?”
Miranda Parker, A Good Excuse to Be Bad

Marie Rutkoski
“Sometimes, Aris almost understood what Kestrel had done. Even now, as he felt the drift of the boat and didn't fight its pull, Arin remembered the yearning in Kestrel's face whatever she'd mentioned her father. Like a homesickness. Arin had wanted to shake it out of her. Especially during those early months when she had owned him. He had wanted to force her to see her father for what he was. He had wanted her to acknowledge what she was, how she was wrong, how she shouldn't long for her father's love. It was soacked in blood. Didn't she see that? How could she not?
Once, he'd hated her for it. Then it had somehow touched him. He knew it himself. He, too, wanted what he shouldn't. He, too, felt the heart chooses its own home and refuses reason. Not here, he'd tried to say. Not this. Not mine. Never. But he had felt the same sickness.
In retrospect, Kestrel's role in the taking of the eastern plains was predictable. Sometimes he damned her for currying favor with the emperor, or blamed her playing war like a game just because she could. Yet he thought he knew the truth of her reasons. She'd done it for her father. It almost made sense. At least, it did when he was near sleep and his mind was quiet, and it was harder to help what entered. Right before sleep, he came close to understanding. But he was awake now.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Crime

“Boundaries represent awareness, knowing what the limits are and then respecting those limits.”
David W. Earle

Lani Woodland
“An old western standoff had nothing on the looks that my mom and grandma were exchanging. A tumbleweed could have rolled through the kitchen and neither would have noticed.”
Lani Woodland, Indelible

“Not necessary that every problem has a solution, you have to live with 'some' problems..rather than forcing a solution and doing a blunder, live with it.. People always have solutions for 'your' problems but none for their own..”
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Holly Michael
“I was so done with looking at life through the eyes of beer-drinking cheese-heads. I wanted to go on that mission trip and look through the eyes of someone from a different culture and see what they saw. I wanted to meet people who didn’t crush the can of what they just drank on their forehead.-Rebecca Meyer, Crooked Lines”
Holly Michael

“The more dysfunctional, the more some family members seek to control the behavior of others.”
David W. Earle

“It is one thing to know about your dysfunctional habits but quite another to change them.”
David W. Earle

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
“In the white marble hall of the hotel, I'm waltzing with Rajat. The music is a river and we're dancing in it. It winds against our bodies, muscular as a serpent.”
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Oleander Girl

“In order to keep liking Nick (as opposed to loving him which was completely non-negotiable) Alice sometimes had to look at him obliquely or with her eyes half closed or through a pin hole on a piece of cardboard. Straight on would burn her retinas.”
Carol Anshow

Alexandra York
“One thing more, Leon. You say that life is meaningless, but I believe it's life that's sacred. I talk about art and sex because they're the most intense life experiences I know, so I feel they must be sacred too. They let us experience the values we've chosen for our lives in one exquisite not of pleasure exactly but of oneness with all of existence and with our own personal relationship to it. Art says: "This is Life." Sex says: "This is Living.”
Alexandra York, Crosspoints: A Novel of Choice

Alexandra York
“One thing more, Leon. You say that life is meaningless, but I believe it's life that's sacred. I talk about art and sex because they're the most intense life experiences I know, so I feel they must be sacred too. They let us experience the values we've chosen for our lives in one exquisite moment not of pleasure exactly but of oneness with all of existence and with our own personal relationship to it. Art says: "This is Life." Sex says: "This is Living.”
Alexandra York, Crosspoints: A Novel of Choice

J.K. Rowling
“Merry Christmas," said George. "Don't go downstairs for a bit."
"Why not?" said Ron.
"Mum's crying again," said Fred heavily. "Percy sent back his Christmas jumper." [I guess that's a sweater, though my jury is still out on it until I get a future confirmation.]
"Without a not," added George. "Hasn't asked how Dad is or visit him [in the hospital] or anything..."
"We tried to comfort her," said Fred, moving around the bed to look at Harry's portrait. "Told her Percy's nothing but a humongous pile of rat droppings--"
"--didn't work," said George, helping himself to a Chocolate Frog. "So Lupin took over. Best let him cheer her up before we go down for breakfast, I reckon.”
J.K. Rowling

Leo Tolstoy
“Όλες οι ευτυχισμένες οικογένειες μοιάζουν μεταξύ τους. Κάθε δυστυχισμένη οικογένεια, όμως, είναι δυστυχισμένη με το δικό της τρόπο”
Leo Tolstoy

“No one have a perfect family, but my family is perfect for Me”
Beta Metani'Marashi

Trish Kaye Lleone
“She will always be etched in my being, like thread sewn through the fibers of my very soul.”
Trish Kaye Lleone, Finding Anna: A Memoir: The True Story of Child Sexual Abuse

Jonathan Tropper
“We get married to have an ally against our family.”
Jonathan Tropper

“Money is just a form of trade to buy your wants, but it cannot be there for your needs in as much as the loving people around you.”
Wayne Chirisa

“We violated each other’s boundaries with verbal missiles of anger disguised in the pretense of “just kidding.”
David W. Earle

“If no one has boundaries…how can there be any transgression?”
David W. Earle

Cheri Paris Edwards
“We're only human James, bound by flesh and blood to do the wrong thing." ~Lena Jefferson from The Other Sister”
Cheri Paris Edwards

Lori Lansens
“My father used to say there are two kinds of people: the noticers and the noticed”
Lori Lansens, The Mountain Story

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