Looked up all the effects of a dysfunctional family and I had almost all of them as described – history of violence, criminal tendencies, unable to care for myself, join a cult to find acceptance, poor grades, selfish attitudes, procrastination, find an abusive partner, poor self image and low self esteem, difficulty expressing emotions, speech problems, suicidal tendencies, depression, anxiety, eventually become poor or homeless, bullied or abused others, problems with anger, denial, love -hate towards family members, trouble forming healthy relationships, lacking social interaction, and feeling unloved. I’ve been angry at the world and depressed. I can’t help but ask how come no one understands why I am the way I am? Why does no one seem to try? Why is it so difficult for people to understand my problems and help me solve them?