Stepmom Bans Me from Eating Her Food, Then Expects Me to Cook for Her Guests. AITA?

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A 16-year-old boy has taken to Reddit's Am I the A**hole forum to ask whether he was in the wrong for refusing to cook dinner for his stepmother's guests. The teenager's stepmother had previously refused to let him eat any food she cooked, and he had been cooking his own meals. However, when his stepmother asked him to cook for her sister's children, who were visiting after an accident, he refused. The boy's father later grounded him, telling him he should have done the favor for his stepmother. But the boy argues that his relationship with his stepmother is already beyond repair, and he didn't want to do anything to help her. What do you think? Was the boy justified in his actions, or should he have put aside his differences with his stepmother to help out in an emergency?

Struggling to coexist with my stepmom, need advice 🤔

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Cooking banned, but expected to cook for her guests. AITA?

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Stepmom bans food, demands dinner for sister's kids. AITA?

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Successful surgery for stepmom's sister after ban on food. 🙏

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Stealing her food and cooking for guests? Not your problem 😒

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Dad sides with stepmom, expects me to cook for her guests 😒

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Stepmom and I have a strained relationship, dad disagrees. 🤔

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Stepmom bans me from eating her food, then expects me to cook for her guests. AITA? 🤔

Living with a stepparent can be difficult, but what happens when they ban you from eating their food? A 16-year-old boy shares his story of being banned from eating his stepmom's cooking and having to fend for himself. But when an emergency arises and his stepmom expects him to cook for her guests, he refuses. Was he in the wrong? Find out in this post and stay tuned for the reactions and comments.

Stepmom refuses to pay for food, but expects 16-year-old to cook for her guests. Commenters agree dad needs to fix the problem. 🤔

Beneficial_Music930 | Beneficial_Music930

NTA for wanting food and a peaceful home. Unbelievable situation 😡

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Stepmom sets bad example, gets mad when it backfires. NTA.

jammy913 | jammy913

Supportive comment and reply condemn stepmom's behavior 👍🏼

joedannn | joedannn

Commenter receives support after sharing troubling family situation 👍

Jagiord | Jagiord

Father enables stepmom's heartless behavior. Support for OP. 💪

LouisV25 | LouisV25

Commenter suggests emancipation and legal action against stepmom. 🤔

AceyAceyAcey | AceyAceyAcey

Commenter advises on legal rights regarding parental obligations. 📅

VoiceofConfusion | VoiceofConfusion

The top-rated reply questions the father's biology. 😂

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Stepmom makes teenager buy his own salt. NTA. Family dysfunction.

Aggravating_Ad9046 | Aggravating_Ad9046

Stepmom bans OP from eating her food but expects them to cook for her guests. Commenters label dad as the real AH for allowing this. 😡

peithecelt | peithecelt

NTA! Stepmom refuses to feed OP, but expects them to cook? 🤔

epostiler | epostiler

Seeking help, NTA receives unhelpful advice. 🤷

incogspeedo | incogspeedo

Father's complicity makes him the biggest A-hole. NTA.

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Commenter suggests dad is letting stepmom abuse their child 🚨

mindful-bed-slug | mindful-bed-slug

Stepmom hates everyone including her own children. Poor OP 😞

venuslovemenotchain | venuslovemenotchain

Commenter calls out father's parenting, NTA verdict supported.

Haunting-Aardvark709 | Haunting-Aardvark709

Curious about stepmom's family situation 🤔

Adorable_Accident440 | Adorable_Accident440

Stepmom bans food, expects cooking? NTA, she's the a**hole. 💁‍♀️

FelisCantabrigiensis | FelisCantabrigiensis

Dad's the real a**hole here 😒

parawilya | parawilya

Stepmom's favoritism exposed by comment and replies 😒

Adorable_Accident440 | Adorable_Accident440

Commenter calls out the stepmom and dad for terrible parenting 👏

Msnosey0130 | Msnosey0130

16-year-old shouldn't have to cook for stepmom's guests. NTA 🙅‍♀️

toothless-17 | toothless-17

Stepmom neglects me and expects me to cook for her guests. NTA.

BloodyHellBish | BloodyHellBish

Stepmom refuses to feed OP, expects favors in return. Sympathy offered.

rapt2right | rapt2right

Heartbreaking situation. Commenter suggests reporting stepmom and dad to CPS.

TashiaNicole1 | TashiaNicole1

Fair is fair. 🍴 Stepmom can't have her cake and eat yours too.

Werid-Usernames | Werid-Usernames

Teen stands up to entitled stepmom, NTA 🙅‍♀️🧑‍🍳

GrayDottedPony | GrayDottedPony

Father neglecting child's needs, stepmom being unreasonable. 😡

delightfullyruined | delightfullyruined

User suggests reporting abusive stepmom to CPS and offers clever food solutions. 🙏

stinstin555 | stinstin555

Stepmom bans minor from food, expects to cook for guests. NTA.

HPNerd44 | HPNerd44

Report to CPS? This commenter thinks NTA.

jinxdrain | jinxdrain

Commenter sympathizes with OP, calling out father's mistreatment 🤬

spaceyjaycey | spaceyjaycey

Commenter calls out stepmom for abuse. Serious issue. 😯

Smiley-Canadian | Smiley-Canadian

Supportive reply suggests leaving toxic stepmom and spineless dad 👍

ProfPlumDidIt | ProfPlumDidIt

Stepmom refuses to cook for me, but expects me to cook for her guests. NTA.

Pandarise | Pandarise

Standing up for oneself and setting boundaries. 🙅‍♀️

teresajs | teresajs

Stepmom banned 16 y/o from food, father won't stand up. NTA.

fragilemagnoliax | fragilemagnoliax

Neglectful stepmom sparks concern for father's involvement. 💭

Squinky75 | Squinky75

Father's inaction towards stepmom's mistreatment is infuriating 😡

BuffyoBeer | BuffyoBeer

Commenter empathizes with OP's situation, offers concern and support.

Certain-Thought531 | Certain-Thought531

NTA. Step mom's abusive behavior is unacceptable. Save money.

BlueMoon5k | BlueMoon5k

Stepmom complains about cooking for me, but won't let me eat her food.

wyecoyote2 | wyecoyote2

Ownership doesn't justify food ban. NTA 👍

gerhudire | gerhudire

Dad needs to step up and fix his wife's unfair behavior 👨🏻‍🦱💪

elizabethjanet | elizabethjanet

Father's wife bans food, expects cooking. NTA wins.

Super-Sun8330 | Super-Sun8330

Don't cook for someone who won't let you eat 🙅‍♀️ NTA

Kakashisith | Kakashisith

Encouraging comment and advice for OP's tough situation. 🙏

aLittleTooEverything | aLittleTooEverything

Commenter empathizes with OP and offers advice to improve situation.

theSamMachel | theSamMachel

Support for OP, questioning father's priorities. 🤔

B_S_C | B_S_C

Commenters outraged at stepmom's unfair treatment. 😤

noturcrackhead | noturcrackhead

Supportive comment, family conflict. 🤝

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