broken home

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Noun1.broken home - a family in which the parents have separated or divorced
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
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The rapper is fronting a BBC3 documentary examining the problem and is brought to tears seeing the desperate state youngsters have to live in and recalling his own childhood in a broken home.
The story explores the plight of Maya taking a journey -- coming from a broken home since her mother left, ending up with the dreaded juvenile cult, the Alternative Lifestyle Club, popularly known as the ALC, and then growing up into a standup woman.
The Academy Award winner while posing for Elle cover asserted that she never thought she did meet the right person because when one comes from a broken home they kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and one just did not look for them, the Mirror reported.
Arthur Dinsdale has spent fourteen years writing his autobiography of life in the North East from 1924 up to the second millennium Coming from a broken home in 1924 to live in Hartlepool with his Granny behind the cobblers shop, Arthur writes of his happy childhood among fishermen on a South facing beach near his Granny's cobblers shop.
A broken home in this context, is one that is not structurally intact, as a result of divorce, separation, death of one parent and illegitimacy.
A verite-style coming-of-ager, "Toomelah" slowly weaves the story of a 10-year-old boy, product of a broken home, as he aspires to join a gang of older drug dealers and petty criminals on the eponymous aboriginal reservation in northwest New South Wales.
Songs such as Gun, Broken Heart Broken Home and Swam Like Sharks captivated the crowd.
Centrepoint reports that more than 80 per cent of homeless young people it sees have been pushed into this situation by conflict, a broken home or abuse, with one in five previously having been in local authority care.
In a speech to Relate, which supports relationships, Mr Johnson will say that children should not be written off because they come from a broken home.
As someone from a broken home, where my parents couldn't speak to each other without getting into an argument, I hope the couple can continue to stay friends for their little girl's sake.
If you take a teen who comes from a broken home, and he is teased about that, and his teacher doesn't respond, the teen will feel unsafe and undervalued in school.
And as I recently told a group of teenagers, even a person from a broken home can become President.