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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Zoe's dream is to break the stigma where children don't have to be associated with the term "broken home".
Again, a cause of a broken home might be because a partner was once too rich to be rejected, even when their flaws were obvious even to the blunt.
BROKEN HOME: FRAGMENTS (ANGEL AIR) Broken Home were formed from the ashes of (the British) Mr Big by DICKEN and they released two albums during the Eighties: Broken Home and Life.
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.
Your Poem UNANSWERED QUESTIONS I was adopted when I was a child, ever since I first found out, I have had a longing deep inside Did my parents abandon me, had they died, the yearning to find out, I simply cannot hide Do I have siblings, or am I alone, am I the product of a broken home What will I find if I dig down deep, all of the secrets they would rather keep Do I resemble my Mum or my Dad, until I know the answer I will always feel sad Was my Mum alone and could not cope, did my Dad get scared and refuse to elope Questions whirl inside my brain, if I get answers, will my adopted parents still treat me the same Should I leave things as they are, or hitch my wagon to a wandering star?
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.