Relationships are hard, and sometimes the ones with family are even more complicated than the romantic or friendship-types you choose on your own. It’s tougher to call it quits with family, honestly, because there are all kinds of complicated feelings that go along with the people who are supposed to love and protect you choosing not to do that.
This man, though, decided it was time to cut his parents completely out of her life, only to second guess himself after the fact.
As a child, he followed a strict diet like everyone else in the house. He never got sweets or treats, he was careful, he carried his EpiPen.
Then one day, he accidentally took a brownie from the wrong plate at his aunt’s house and nothing happened.
His mother tried to explain it away but he went and got an allergy test anyway, finding out at 19 that he’d never had any allergies.
His mother doubled down, saying it was for his own good and look how healthy he is, how he doesn’t care about carbs, but he still isn’t talking to her – and he wants to know if he’s wrong.
The short answer is, of course he’s not TA (The A**hole) here.
It’s not cool for someone to put stress about death on a kid for no reason, for one thing.
Most people agree that, until she can admit she was wrong, he shouldn’t give in and talk to her again.
And gave him props for his independent thinking as a young adult.
They also pointed out that continuing the ruse into his adulthood could have had permanent consequences, so they obviously didn’t have his best interests at heart.
Short, sweet, and to the point.
Would you ever do a thing like this to you kid to keep them healthy? I guess it’s easier than teaching them to eat right, but man – I just think it’s wrong!
What do you think? Tell us where you come down in the comments!