Teen Girl Stands Up To Dad's Unreasonable Demands After Mom's Death

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Losing a parent is never easy, but for one teenager, it's been made even harder by the expectation that she becomes her father's replacement wife. Despite already handling all the household chores, her dad continues to make demands and criticize her efforts.

When she finally confronts him about the unfairness of it all, she's met with criticism from her aunt. Was she in the wrong for standing up for herself and setting boundaries? Read the full story to find out read more.

Heartbroken family copes with tragic loss of beloved mother 💔

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Teen takes charge of household duties after mom's death 💪

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Teen girl stands up to unreasonable demands from grieving father

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Teen girl juggles school, chores and dad's unfair expectations 😩

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Teen girl takes charge of household duties after mom's death ✌

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Teen girl stands up to dad's criticism of her eggs 🍳

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Teen girl stands up to dad's unreasonable demands 💪

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Teen calls out dad for insensitivity after mom's death 😔

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Navigating family conflict after loss. AITA? 🤔

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Teen girl stands up to dad's unreasonable demands after mom's death 🙅‍♀️

Handling the loss of a loved one is never easy, but when it's your mother, the pain can be unbearable. For this teenage girl, not only is she dealing with her own grief, but she's also taken on the responsibility of handling all the chores and work around the house while her dad and brother are struggling to cope.

However, her dad's unreasonable demands and constant comparisons to her mother's way of doing things have pushed her to her breaking point. After being woken up at 6 am to make breakfast and being criticized for not making the eggs perfectly, she finally snaps and tells her dad that she's not his replacement wife.

But was she wrong for standing up for herself? Let's take a look at what people have to say in the comments and reactions about the situation.

Daughter forced into parent role after mom's death is not the a**hole

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Grief therapy is necessary for healing 💔

babsiegirl70 | babsiegirl70

Supportive replies defend OP against unsympathetic aunt's criticism 🙌

GoodNightGracie999 | GoodNightGracie999

Setting boundaries with family after mom's death. NTA.

WayiiTM | WayiiTM

NTA for standing up to unreasonable demands from grief-stricken father.

Mr_Ham_Man80 | Mr_Ham_Man80

Supportive commenters urge teen to seek help and safety. ❤️

laughingsbetter | laughingsbetter

Grieving daughter stands up to dad's demands, needs a break 😢

NiteGrimwood | NiteGrimwood

Teen girl deserves better after mom's death 💔

Maniod | Maniod

Standing up to unreasonable demands after mom's death 👏🏼

Aitasuperfan | Aitasuperfan

Stand up for your right to a childhood 🧒🏼 Your dad needs to learn basic life skills 👨🏻‍🍳

Issyswe | Issyswe

Protect yourself from adults who prioritize a parent's pain over yours 🚫

TheBaddestPatsy | TheBaddestPatsy

Grieving daughter stands up to father's unreasonable demands 💪

sm0ltreegg | sm0ltreegg

Time to break free 🕊️. NTA, you deserve better.

TheRedJester45 | TheRedJester45

Grieving teen stands up to unreasonable dad with aunt's interference 🙅‍♀️

LocalBrilliant5564 | LocalBrilliant5564

Stand up for yourself and let him do his job 🙌

GeneralFakename | GeneralFakename

Setting boundaries with a grieving parent 👏

TheLavenderAuthor | TheLavenderAuthor

Teen girl refuses to be her family's caretaker after mother's death 💪

ParsimoniousSalad | ParsimoniousSalad

NTA. Unreasonable demands on grieving daughter. Heartbreaking similarity to friend.

MurghanaFLR | MurghanaFLR

Standing up to parentification and prioritizing mental health 🙌

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Gender bias in household chores is unacceptable. #NTA 🚺💪

Queen_Aurelia | Queen_Aurelia

Teen girl rightfully demands support from grieving father. #NTA 👏

moongirl12 | moongirl12

Teen girl asserts independence from demanding father. #NotHisServant 🙅‍♀️

Comprehensive-Fun47 | Comprehensive-Fun47

Daughter not the a**hole for standing up to misogynistic father.

Failsafe-0 | Failsafe-0

NTA stands up to emotionally abusive father, needs support 🙏

LaOrganika | LaOrganika

16yo expected to handle mom's role after her death. NTA.

SleepyBitch22 | SleepyBitch22

Commenter calls out aunt and dad for bad behavior 👏

Due-Error5245 | Due-Error5245

Teen deals with parentification, seeks help to cope with grief 💔

Logical-Natural | Logical-Natural

Supportive commenters rally around grieving teenager 💜

Tiredmum82 | Tiredmum82

Grieving teen calls out dad's unreasonable demands - NTA 👏

Alert_Sorbet4016 | Alert_Sorbet4016

Stand up for yourself and seek help if needed 💪

religionlies2u | religionlies2u

Gender roles don't define household duties. #NotTheA**hole 🙌

River_Song47 | River_Song47

Grieving daughter stands up to abusive dad, gets support ❤️

ThatsHowTcakesRolls | ThatsHowTcakesRolls

Teen girl stands up to toxic father after mom's death. NTA ❤️

EvenSpoonier | EvenSpoonier

Empathy for the loss, support for standing up to unreasonable demands 🙌

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Standing up for oneself against a difficult family situation 😤

ereignishorizont666 | ereignishorizont666

Teen girl stands up to unreasonable demands after mom's death 💪

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Stand up for yourself! Contact social services ASAP. 📞👩‍⚖️

nipnopples | nipnopples

Daughter stands up to abusive dad after mom's death. 💪

LittleRedCarnation | LittleRedCarnation

Prioritize school and self-care during grief 👍

Useful-Commission-76 | Useful-Commission-76

Don't let grief turn into emotional abuse. #NTA 👏

mnbvcxz1052 | mnbvcxz1052

Sending love and internet hugs. Don't skip school for chores 💕

hopeicanchangethis3 | hopeicanchangethis3

Teens should not be solely responsible for household after mom's death

Broad_Disaster_3035 | Broad_Disaster_3035

Stand up for yourself and don't let others dictate. 👏

Lady_Ellie119 | Lady_Ellie119

Setting boundaries during grief is important. 🙌 Definitely not the a**hole.

Red_Ja | Red_Ja

Father's creepy behavior towards daughter after mother's death. NTA.

blueyduck | blueyduck

Don't let your dad control you. Stand up for yourself! 👏

ghoulwraps | ghoulwraps

Seek help from other adults to escape unreasonable demands. 🙏

VictorianPlatypus | VictorianPlatypus

After losing her mom, a teen stands up to her dad

BlackStarBlues | BlackStarBlues

Compassionate comment supports teen girl's struggle with grieving father

lizfour | lizfour

Teen girl faces unreasonable demands from dad after mom's death 😔

AllyAddams | AllyAddams

Grieving OP stands up to dad's demands, not the a**hole

Tiffany_Case | Tiffany_Case

You are NTA. Don't let anyone belittle your grief 💪👊

nebagram | nebagram

Grieving daughter stands up for herself, not a replacement for mom 💪

D-ep-ressed4succes | D-ep-ressed4succes

Teen girl takes charge after mom's death. NTA for setting boundaries.

primabelladonna35 | primabelladonna35

Set boundaries and take care of yourself during this difficult time 🙏

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Commenter expresses concern and urges for help for abuse victims.

ulalumelenore | ulalumelenore

Teen girl stands up to unreasonable demands from grieving dad.

spilly_talent | spilly_talent

Supportive commenter offers helpful advice and condolences 💙

HomelyHobbit | HomelyHobbit

Commenter calls out dad's inappropriate behavior towards daughter. 🚫🤢

PtEternity29 | PtEternity29

Don't let your dad neglect your grief. Seek help. 🙋🏻

Whiteroses7252012 | Whiteroses7252012

Supportive dad shares advice on coping with grief ❤️

GloryIV | GloryIV

Daughter stands up to father's inappropriate behavior after mother's death 💪

Winter_Tangerine_926 | Winter_Tangerine_926

Stand up to unreasonable demands. Seek help from a counselor.

Exact_Roll_4048 | Exact_Roll_4048

Don't parentify yourself, be a teenager and seek counseling 🙏

Flipnsip | Flipnsip

Stand up to unreasonable demands and run for peace 🏃‍♀️

Southern-Bowler5063 | Southern-Bowler5063

Teen girl defends herself against hurtful aunt after mom's death ❤️

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Teen daughter refuses to be her dad's replacement wife 💪

Limerase | Limerase

Be your own advocate! 🙌🏼

Vette--1 | Vette--1

Heartbreaking comment receives no response from insensitive family members.