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a family in which the parents have separated or divorced

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When that ended they offered him a job as a care worker in an establishment dealing with people from broken homes.
The late Democratic senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote in 1965 that ``a community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectation about the future .
It may be uncomfortable to accept his view that broken homes are a breeding ground for unhappiness where children can go off the rails and slip into the underworld.
Top sources of stress were the pressure to look good (94%), school work (84%), bullying (67%) and broken homes (52%).
Broken homes, no sense of being loved and belonging, the constant barrage of advertisements piped over the air-waves, which suggest you must have this or the other, peer pressure, and little sense, if any, of community are all contributory factors, along with the culture which started all this in the 1960s, along with little knowledge of God or faith.
More than half of the guys in the platoon come from broken homes and were raised by absentee, single, working parents.
Years later we have families, countless broken homes, and mined lives because we did what the church and society expected until we could not live file lie anymore.
The downward spiral teens often find themselves in is a product of broken homes, drug addiction, gang affiliation, and inadequate foster care.
Olaf College political science professor Jo Michelle Beld confirms that the livelihoods of child support officials depend on broken homes, that these same enforcement officials set the child support levels they collect, and that "high child support orders, in combination with other child support enforcement policies, have a negative effect on contact between non-custodial parents and their children.
We had unhappy homes, broken homes, alcoholic fathers, mothers on painkillers, divorcees.
LIGHT-HEARTED coming-of-age drama set in the Midlands in the 1970s following a young Indian girl - Meena's - blossoming relationship with her blonde neighbour, 14-year-old Anita, and their battles with racism and broken homes.
The event was held to raise money for Rugby Contact Centre, which helps children from broken homes stay in touch with their parents.
En route to proclaiming Eminem as fun for all ages, he offered this observation: "In a country in which broken homes, absentee parents, and latchkey kids are endemic to every social class, he can touch some of the hottest emotional buttons.
The major reason for Harry's popularity is that our present society is one in which there are innumerable broken homes.
coming from broken homes where parents haven't figured out how to be healthy caregivers;