Teen Feels Responsible for Mom's Legal Trouble After Revealing Truth to Therapist

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A 17-year-old girl accidentally drank sewer water and her mother gave her alcohol to avoid getting sick. The girl got very drunk and was left alone to take care of her younger siblings, including one who is severely mentally and physically disabled.

When the girl's therapist was told about the incident, she reported it to CPS. The girl feels terrible for causing her mother legal trouble while her father blames her for overreacting. Do you think the girl is responsible or is she the victim in this situation?

Read more to find out.

Teen's confession to therapist leads to mom's legal trouble 😔

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Teen's accidental sewer dive leads to drinking troubles for mom 🤢🍺

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Teen confronts drunk mom, feels responsible for her legal trouble 💔

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Teen gets drunk, left to take care of siblings alone 🍺👶

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Struggling with daily tasks amidst difficult experience with alcohol.

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Teen left alone to deal with mom's legal trouble, feels betrayed 😔

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Teen seeks help, dad dismisses her feelings, causing internal conflict 😢

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Teen and mom reconcile after legal trouble confession

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Teen's therapy session leads to unexpected legal trouble 😳

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Teen struggles with guilt after revealing truth in therapy session

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Teen struggles with guilt over mom's legal trouble 💔

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Opening up to therapist causes mom's legal trouble, AITA judgment.

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Teen feels guilty for mom's legal trouble after revealing truth to therapist 😔

A teenager shares her story about a day that took a turn for the worse when she accidentally got drunk and was left alone to care for her younger siblings. Feeling betrayed and alone, she turned to her mom for comfort but instead got dismissed by her dad.

Seeking further support, she confided in her therapist about the incident, not realizing that it would lead to legal trouble for her mom. Now, the teenager is struggling with guilt and the possibility of being responsible for the legal damages. Is she the a-hole for telling the truth to her therapist?

Read on to find out what others have to say about this situation.

Comment section discusses mom's dangerous misconceptions about alcohol and sickness.

beckingham_palace | beckingham_palace

NTA for revealing truth to therapist, but concern for drinking sewer water 🤢

EddaValkyrie | EddaValkyrie

Mandated reporter defends therapist's actions, validates OP's neglect and abuse.

saltiestteacher | saltiestteacher

Reporting this is more likely to help than to damage.

pixels4524 | pixels4524

Therapist's role in revealing major events and CPS involvement.

CabinetIcy892 | CabinetIcy892

Commenters question authenticity of bizarre story about negligent mother.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Therapists are there to help you, don't be afraid to speak up 👍

dwalkeruk | dwalkeruk

NTA. Despite being a child, you were put in an insane situation by your parents. Your therapist may know you're lying about lying, but talk to CPS and tell the truth. 💪

DancinginHyrule | DancinginHyrule

Curiosity about falling into a sewer sparks debate with funny replies 😂

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

NTA, don't blame yourself for their (in)actions. 🙏

singlefilee | singlefilee

Comment suggests neglectful behavior by parent, recommends medical check-up 🤒

GeekyFreak07 | GeekyFreak07

Curious commenters question strange situation of teenage sewer fall 🤔


Taking responsibility for an adult's actions? NTA, absurd drinking habits.

waterpixi187 | waterpixi187

Questioning the authenticity of the story 🤔

leafoflorien92 | leafoflorien92

Teen not to blame for mom's legal trouble, but family dysfunction.

yoyo_24 | yoyo_24

Doubts on the story's authenticity spark discussion on alcohol tolerance.

12blueflamingos | 12blueflamingos

Supportive comment section with a hint of humor 😂

[deleted] | [deleted]

Debate over whether or not OP was actually drunk 🍺

90s-kid90 | 90s-kid90

Skeptical comment questions the story's consistency 🤔

DarkObserver0457 | DarkObserver0457

Doubting the authenticity of the situation 👀

murraybee | murraybee

Daughter's trust in therapist led to mom's legal trouble. NTA ❤️

Disney-fan-1201 | Disney-fan-1201

Surfer falls into rain water basin, seeks medical advice 🌊🏄

ColaNova | ColaNova

Honesty is the best policy, even with your therapist! 🧘‍♀️

DigitalPlop | DigitalPlop

Questionable comment prompts skeptical replies and accusations of fakeness.

catsilikecats | catsilikecats

Parents' neglect and abuse exposed by teen to therapist and CPS. NTA.

DubiousPeoplePleaser | DubiousPeoplePleaser

Curious case of a 17yo falling into a sewer 🤔

Parking-Ad3317 | Parking-Ad3317

Honesty is the best policy 🙌 Keep talking to your therapist

M-Otusim | M-Otusim

Teen reports neglectful parents to CPS, justified according to comment.


Giving alcohol to minors and neglecting them is child abuse. NTA.

MedeaRene | MedeaRene

Debate over whether revealing the truth to a therapist warrants CPS.

Darnie_Robie | Darnie_Robie

Parenting gone wrong: A teen's brave confession leads to legal trouble

Special-Attitude-242 | Special-Attitude-242

Surprised reader reacts to shocking article twist 🤯

Anaiseflower | Anaiseflower

Trust your instincts, NTA. Safety should never be compromised. ☑️

RafRafRafRaf | RafRafRafRaf

Someone's not buying this post 🤔

EpiphanyCatharsis | EpiphanyCatharsis

Encouragement to prioritize medical treatment and NTA support 💪

JustANutMeg | JustANutMeg

Comment section takes a humorous turn with pop culture references 🤣

AngelSucked | AngelSucked

This comment section is not buying the story 🤔

Admirable-Suit5387 | Admirable-Suit5387

Confusion and doubt over falling in a sewer incident 🤔

SlinkyOtter | SlinkyOtter

Someone is not buying this story 🤔🤔

Greeeneerg | Greeeneerg

Commenter suggests extreme measure in response to teen's situation 💊

bflat20 | bflat20

Skeptical comment about the family's authenticity 🤔

ryanatworldsend | ryanatworldsend

Commenter dismisses post as fake, calls out teen as AH.

dashielle89 | dashielle89

Teen not at fault for mom's legal trouble, NTA 🙌

quirkyhermit | quirkyhermit

Teen stands up to neglectful parents, internet cheers them on 🙌

Capable_Ad_976 | Capable_Ad_976

Curious about the type of alcohol the mom made daughter drink 🍻

AbbyBirb | AbbyBirb

Teen blames mom for getting drunk and leaving siblings, YTA.

Zoeyoe | Zoeyoe

Commenter doubts authenticity of OP's story. 🤔

Beeweboo | Beeweboo

🤔 Is this comment calling the article fake news?

Festygrrl | Festygrrl