Mother Refuses Daughter's Request to Go Out, Causing a Rift

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A mother is seeking advice after denying her daughter's request to go out to get snacks. The daughter is visiting from university and is bored at home, having watched over 50 episodes of her show. The mother has refused to let her daughter drive alone at night, which led to an argument and the daughter not talking to her mom.

The mother is asking Reddit users if she is the a**hole for not allowing her daughter to go out. The post has garnered almost 10,000 upvotes with users giving their opinions on the matter. Read on to find out more about the situation and to see what the verdict is.

Daughter values family time over friends during holiday break 🎄❤️

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Daughter misses out on wedding and everyone is now sick.

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Mom struggles to keep daughter entertained during quarantine. 😔

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Daughter's request for independence causes conflict with mother's decision.

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Daughter wants to go out, mother refuses, causing tension. AITA?

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Mother concerned for daughter's safety, denies request to go out

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Daughter's request denied by mother, sparks AH debate. 🤔

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Strict mother-daughter relationship causing tension over rules 🤔

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Mom learns to let go and apologizes for being overprotective 👩‍👧

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Mom vs. Daughter: Driving Debacle 🚗

throwra_advice56 | throwra_advice56

Mother refuses daughter's request to drive alone causing tension 😠

A mother is faced with a tough call after her daughter requested permission to drive alone to the store. The daughter had been feeling trapped at home due to her family's flu, but her mother was too tired to accompany her. After suggesting her brother as an alternative, the daughter was left angry and feeling neglected.

The mother's concerns for her daughter's safety at night are valid, but the situation has caused a rift in their relationship. What could the mother have done differently? Read on to find out what Reddit users think and join the discussion.

Mother's strict rules cause outrage and accusations of hypocrisy.

nemc222 | nemc222

Mother refuses 21-year-old daughter's request to go out for a snack and grounds her for speaking the truth about being an adult woman with a license, sparking outrage from commenters. #YTA

ThrowawayforMILBS | ThrowawayforMILBS

Mother's overbearing rules push daughter away, YTA 🚗💔

Interesting_Sea_7815 | Interesting_Sea_7815

Mother refuses daughter's simple request, deemed 'a**hole' by commenters.

ystapel | ystapel

Mother refuses daughter's request to go out, causing a rift. Commenters agree that she's being an a**hole.

walnutwithteeth | walnutwithteeth

Mother's overprotectiveness sparks heated discussion about women's independence 👩‍👧

lady_k_77 | lady_k_77

Commenter calls out parent for infantilizing daughter and misogyny.

Gwennylou | Gwennylou

Controlling mother puts daughter at risk: YTA 🤨

badnewsfaery | badnewsfaery

🚗🌃🤔 Questions about driving experience and safety

Comfortable_Stop_717 | Comfortable_Stop_717

Trust your adult children to make small decisions 🍿

MontanaRogues | MontanaRogues

A 21-year-old woman grounded by her mother, YTA

ArchipelagoGirl | ArchipelagoGirl

Mother's overprotective nature criticized by commenters. 🤯

OneWithoutaName2 | OneWithoutaName2

Curious about the car and insurance. 🤔

Vixzia | Vixzia

Let them learn and grow 🚗👩‍👧‍👦

Knitsanity | Knitsanity

Commenter calls out overbearing parent for preventing daughter's freedom 🚗

the805daddy | the805daddy

Parenting an adult child. YTA vs NTA argument ensues.

Tricky_Dog1465 | Tricky_Dog1465

Why the overprotectiveness? 🤔

ten_before_six | ten_before_six

Is OP's strict religious group the reason for the daughter's restrictions?

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Mother accused of being selfish after denying adult daughter's request

Peasplease25 | Peasplease25

Helicopter mom gets roasted for not letting daughter go shopping 🛍️

Athena2560 | Athena2560

Daughter wants respect, but mother treats her like a child 🙄

Borageandthyme | Borageandthyme

Mother's control issues spark YTA debate among commenters 💥

HPNerd44 | HPNerd44

Controlling behavior towards daughter causing rift. YTA 🤔

iwanttoquitposting | iwanttoquitposting

Commenter criticizes mother's overprotective behavior towards adult daughter.

wfowfo | wfowfo

Commenter calls out overprotective mother, sparks heated debate 🔥

TeemReddit | TeemReddit

Mother criticized for infantilizing daughter, deemed YTA by commenter.

FloppyEaredDog | FloppyEaredDog

Mother's overbearing behavior causes rift with daughter. YTA.

YourTemporaryMom | YourTemporaryMom

Commenter calls out mother for being overprotective, YTA verdict.

Glittercorn111 | Glittercorn111

Curfew conflicts: Parental protection or overbearing control? 🤔

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Letting her learn to drive at night is inevitable 🚘😴

jdessy | jdessy

Let them go! 🚶‍♀️😤 Controlling behavior can damage relationships.

PrivateEyes2020 | PrivateEyes2020

Letting go can be hard for parents, but trust your daughter 🚗

p1nk-myst | p1nk-myst

Mother's overprotectiveness causes rift with 21-year-old daughter 🤔

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Mother's overbearing behavior causes rift with adult daughter 🙄

xWandaWomanx | xWandaWomanx

Don't shelter your daughter or face resentment 😠

WarpedHumorIsTheBest | WarpedHumorIsTheBest

Commenter thinks mother is in the wrong for not allowing daughter out.

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Daughter wants to go out, mother says no. YTA.

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Let her spread her wings 🕊️🌅 but express your concerns.

sophietomuk | sophietomuk

Overprotective mother causing rift with 21-year-old daughter 🤦‍♀️

jasemina8487 | jasemina8487

Overprotective mother creates rift, accused of being controlling 🤚

Plantcalendar | Plantcalendar

Overbearing mother risks losing daughter over refusal to let her go out 🤦‍♀️

Catatomical | Catatomical

Mom's overprotectiveness causing rift with adult daughter. 🚗

No_Professor5769 | No_Professor5769

Controlling mother refuses adult daughter's independence and travel plans 🚫

howoldareyou666 | howoldareyou666

Concerned mother seeks explanation for daughter's request to go out.

fading__blue | fading__blue

Mother's overprotectiveness causes conflict with 21-year-old daughter. YTA.

paniCynic | paniCynic

Parenting gone wrong 😬 Daughter treated like a child.

playmortal | playmortal

Commenter doubts authenticity of situation, deems OP YTA 🤔👎

TX-Pete | TX-Pete

Commenter calls out overbearing mother for infantilizing adult daughter 👏

ArcanTemival | ArcanTemival

Controlling mother refuses 21-year-old daughter's request to go out 😠

ItsCatwoman | ItsCatwoman

Empowerment or overprotection? Debate on daughter's freedom 🤔

jadepumpkin1984 | jadepumpkin1984

Commenter deems mother as the a**hole 👀

tokiemccoy | tokiemccoy

Mother plays favorites and causes rift with daughter. YTA 🤦‍♀️

Affectionate_Ice_658 | Affectionate_Ice_658

Commenter questions mother's restrictive behavior towards adult daughter. YTA.

chickadeedeedee_ | chickadeedeedee_

Overprotective mother causes rift with independent daughter 🙄

keesouth | keesouth

Mother faces criticism for not allowing daughter's independence 🚗

Meb2x | Meb2x

Helicopter mom causes rift with adult daughter 🚁👩‍👧

Silly_Courage_6282 | Silly_Courage_6282

Controlling behavior towards daughter causing conflict. 😳

Ok-Albatross6794 | Ok-Albatross6794