40 Powerful Unsupportive Family Quotes that Will Inspire You

40 powerful unsupportive family quotes

Lack of support from your family circle can be tough to deal with, that’s why I created this list of the most powerful unsupportive family quotes to help you go through what you’re facing right now.

Remember that the next time an unsupportive family member criticizes you or discourages you, more often than not, they point to their own limitations and they proclaim them to be yours.

It’s THEIR limiting beliefs, not yours.

Having said that, I know it can be very difficult to move on. Yet, staying stuck where you are means that you will either stay stuck or things will get worse.

Here are 40 of the best unsupportive family quotes to help you acknowledge your worth and move on. Good luck.

40 Of The Best Unsupportive Family Quotes

40 powerful unsupportive family quotes

“Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you’re an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health.”
– Andrea Lavinthal

“Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family”
– Chris Diaz

“Never let the lack of support deter your mission.”
– Unknown

“Children betrayed their parents by becoming their own people.”
– Leslye Walton

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
– Richard Bach

“If a man’s character is to be abused, say what you will, there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.”
– William Makepeace Thackeray

“Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.”
– Unknown

“Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy.”
– Sam Levenson

“She wanted to ask him why they were all strangers who shared the same last name.”
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“It’s okay to cut toxic family members out of your life. Blood ain’t thicker than peace of mind.”
– Unknown

“Just because your father is present, doesn’t mean he isn’t absent.”
Elizabeth Acevedo

“But the people who mattered were the people you chose instead of the people who were yours by an accident of birth. Real family was heart as much as, if not more than, blood.”
– Martina Boone

“Stop expecting loyalty from people who can’t even give you honesty.”
– Unknown

“Don’t worry about the family that ignores you and acts like you don’t matter, love the ones who are always there for you no matter what.”
– Unknown

“Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.”
– Itohan Eghide

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“If I cut you off, you’ve handed me the scissors.”
– Unknown

“The only thing we had in common was DNA, which gave us limited mileage conversationally.”
– Naoise Dolan

“Just because somebody is genetically related, doesn’t mean they are a nice person or someone you should have in your life”
– Unknown

“…Families are Forever, and wondered if the slogan was meant as a promise or a threat.”
– Brady Udall

“…our family became a place where you screamed for help but no one heard, not ever.”
– Marceline Loridan-Ivens

“You are allowed to terminate your relationship with toxic family members. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving and you don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of you.”
– Unknown

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.”
– Anthony Liccione

“The harsh truth of every relationship, even between those who love each other, like fathers and sons and daughters, or husbands and wives, is that the love is always unequal.”
– Karl Taro Greenfeld

“Set healthy boundaries with unsupportive people. Lease hurts by forgiving, bless their hearts, and then farewell to them.”
– Unknown

“So you’re saying, I HAVE to like them because they’re family, but they treat me like sh*t? What planet did you come from again?”
– Unknown

“Family is supposed to be there for you no matter what comes your way. Shame on the ones who are not, that’s not what family is about.”
– Unknown

“Dear Family, please continue to include me in your activities when it’s convenient for you, and then act confused and upset when I ignore you.”
– The Black Sheep

“My goal as a parent is to never make my children feel like they don’t belong. Nobody deserves to live life as the shunned black sheep.”
– Unknown

“If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative. Know when to close that account.”
– Christie Williams

“It’s normal to miss your family,’ he said. I said that was why I didn’t”
– Naoise Dolan

“Just because someone is your family doesn’t mean you have to keep them around if they are toxic or abusive. Don’t let people guilt you.”
– Winnie Nantongo

“I knew, deep down, that I was different from my family. I knew just by looking in the mirror.”
– Alex Dalton

“Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.”
– Iyanla Vanzant

“I forgive, but I also learn a lesson. I won’t hate you, but I’ll never get close enough for you to hurt me again. I can’t let my forgiveness become foolishness.”
– Tony Gaskins

“A warm house does not always depend on its structures, but depends on the heat of relationship that all members have towards each other.”
– Ky Vanchay

“If you pretend to be close, you’ll only find how far apart you really are.”
– Ryan P. Cole

“Without communication, there’s no relationship; Without respect, there is no love; Without trust, there is no reason to continue.”
– Unknown

“Dad got furious when we lied to him. No, Dad got furious then we lied to him.”
– Brian Spellman

“Great parents build bridges instead of walls.”
Reed B Markham

“If you think you need to earn enough points on someone’s rubric for them to accept you, then either you’re wrong to assume they won’t love you for who you are, or they never loved you in the first place.”
– Zack Smedley

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I know how difficult and discouraging it can be to be around unsupportive people, and especially family members!

Sometimes your friends and family — the people you want most to be supportive of you — aren’t as enthusiastic as you’d like them to be.

I really hope that you enjoyed my list of unsupportive family quotes and that they brought to you a little comfort.

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