Thanksgiving drama: AITA for bailing on family?

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Thanksgiving is a time for family and togetherness, but what happens when your family constantly criticizes your life choices? In a post from r/amitheasshole, one man shares his experience of feeling constantly put down by his family for choosing a different path in life. Despite his attempts to explain his choices, the criticism persists, leading him to make the difficult decision to skip out on Thanksgiving altogether. Is he in the wrong for prioritizing his mental health and well-being, or should he toughen up and face the criticism head-on? Read on to find out.

Breaking free from family expectations 🙌🏼

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Dealing with family pressure to stay in the military 🤔

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Skipping family drama for Thanksgiving? 🤔

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Choosing no kids over family expectations during Thanksgiving 🤷‍♂️

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Standing up for yourself during Thanksgiving? 🦃 You go, Glen Coco!

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Thanksgiving family drama over military service and life choices 🦃

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for family, food, and gratitude. But for some, it can turn into a battleground for family drama. In this post, a 28-year-old man is grappling with the pressure to conform to his family's tradition of joining the marines. Despite serving his time, he chose a different path, which has led to constant criticism from his family. As Thanksgiving approaches, he has decided to skip the family gathering and celebrate with his wife instead. But his decision has not been well-received by his mother, who is calling him immature and too sensitive. The post highlights the challenges of navigating family expectations and societal norms, and the importance of staying true to oneself. In the comments section, readers share their own experiences with family pressure and offer support and advice. Join the conversation and share your thoughts on the topic.

NTA for bailing on family. Bring crayons for the trolls 👌🏼

TheRealPizzaKing | TheRealPizzaKing

Military life isn't for everyone. NTA, enjoy Thanksgiving with your wife 🇺🇸

Careful_Fennel_4417 | Careful_Fennel_4417

Bullying for choosing civilian life? NTA for bailing on family.

TheLovelyMadamToh | TheLovelyMadamToh

Commenter's inappropriate joke falls flat with no laughs 😒

AlbaTejas | AlbaTejas

Cutting toxic family events for stress-free holidays 🙌 NTA

nolimitxox | nolimitxox

Being insulting and hiding behind 'it's a joke' is not acceptable 😡

dwotw | dwotw

NTA's military service is valuable and valid regardless of reenlistment. Take a break from draining family this Thanksgiving and gift yourself a peaceful getaway 🎁💆‍♂️

Fabulous-Ad-5284 | Fabulous-Ad-5284

You deserve a drama-free Thanksgiving 🦃🍁. NTA.

Charlie_Parkers_Mood | Charlie_Parkers_Mood

Family drama? NTA for bailing after serving in the Marines 🇺🇸👊

FaithlessnessTime701 | FaithlessnessTime701

Stand up for yourself, NTA! 🙌🏼

mm172 | mm172

Escape the drama 🏃‍♂️ NTA for bailing on family

NGDGUnpunished | NGDGUnpunished

Choose love, choose peace. Stay home, enjoy your Thanksgiving ❤️🦃

KittyPitty | KittyPitty

Supportive reply to hospital worker's Thanksgiving dilemma 👏🏽

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Standing up for oneself and setting boundaries is NTA 🙌

Jsorrow | Jsorrow

Skipping Thanksgiving due to job shaming? 😕 #NTA

Evening_Produce1070 | Evening_Produce1070

Choose love over toxicity. 🙌 NTA for setting boundaries.

ABeerAndABook | ABeerAndABook

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 You deserve respect and support.

Ocbeach2 | Ocbeach2

Supportive comment: NTA for choosing a different life path 👏

bakedalcohol | bakedalcohol

Setting boundaries with family - NTA's mental health matters 💪

000-Hotaru_Tomoe | 000-Hotaru_Tomoe

Friendly invitation to Thanksgiving dinner after family drama 🍗🍽️

Little-Martha31204 | Little-Martha31204

Enjoy a drama-free Thanksgiving! 🦃

ElKristy | ElKristy

Proudly serving your country, NTA for skipping Thanksgiving with fam 🇺🇸👍

jthr0 | jthr0

Having a kid isn't a milestone 🏆, it's a commitment 💍

NoOrganization9344 | NoOrganization9344

Don't let family bullies ruin your Thanksgiving 🦃

CranberryOld1947 | CranberryOld1947

Military loyalty vs. family loyalty - NTA for bailing? 🤔

Jaguars02 | Jaguars02

Enjoy Thanksgiving with those who appreciate you! 🦃👪

everythingistaken427 | everythingistaken427

Skip the drama and enjoy Thanksgiving with your wife. 🦃

IrreverentIceCream | IrreverentIceCream

Skipping Thanksgiving due to military comments: NTA 🇺🇸

carly_kins | carly_kins

Enjoy your holiday stress-free! 🦃

HenriettaHiggins | HenriettaHiggins

Sarcastic NTA comment about climate change and family drama 🌍🤷‍♀️

ChuckGreenwald | ChuckGreenwald

Ex-military commenter shares disdain for military mentality among family. 💪

Carma56 | Carma56

Skipping family gatherings: a relatable Thanksgiving mood 🦃

Ben_Thar | Ben_Thar

Standing up for yourself isn't being too sensitive 🛡️

Irish_beast | Irish_beast

No drama, No problem! NTA wins this Thanksgiving.

Glittering_Habit_161 | Glittering_Habit_161

Don't let anyone guilt-trip you. 🙅‍♀️ You're NTA.

strywever | strywever

Toxic family? NTA for bailing on Thanksgiving 👋🏽🦃

AznJellyBean | AznJellyBean

Military life isn't for everyone. NTA for leaving early.

EnricoPalazz0 | EnricoPalazz0

Supportive comment celebrates OP's responsible, safer and stable choices 🎉

BsmllhRhmnRhm | BsmllhRhmnRhm

Former Marine shows support for OP's decision to spend Thanksgiving with wife ❤️

itsyaboivatzie | itsyaboivatzie

Thank you for your service. NTA for skipping family drama. 🇺🇸

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Commenter calls out fake patriotism, receives support from comment section.

Vasquatch94 | Vasquatch94

Celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones who appreciate you 🦃❤️

spider-bro | spider-bro

Family judgement? NTA for choosing different paths 👏

anniearrow | anniearrow

Celebrate Thanksgiving your way 🦃. Don't tolerate family hazing. NTA.

jammy913 | jammy913

Don't let passive aggressive behavior ruin your holiday plans 🦃

wawaboy | wawaboy

Respectful boundaries trump insensitivity. NTA! 🙌🦃

ErnestBatchelder | ErnestBatchelder

Cancel Thanksgiving going forward! You're not the a**hole. 🙌

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

Escape the drama 🙅‍♀️ NTA for choosing self-care.

Doogie2K | Doogie2K

Stand up for yourself, NTA 🙌

Lonely_Collection389 | Lonely_Collection389

Standing up to family bullies. 👏

shinynewcharrcar | shinynewcharrcar

Skipping toxic family Thanksgiving for wife's company 🙌🏼

SecondChoiceAlways | SecondChoiceAlways

Don't let toxic family ruin your mental health. Enjoy life 🎉

watchthatred | watchthatred

Enjoy Thanksgiving with those who appreciate you! 🦃 NTA

Any1ScnTheDmnCat | Any1ScnTheDmnCat

Choose gratitude and celebration this Thanksgiving ✨

Potential_Drama_8473 | Potential_Drama_8473

Choose your family wisely 👨‍👩‍👢 NTA for prioritizing your wife.

Planksgonemad | Planksgonemad

You're not the a**hole, they're the immature ones. 🙄

WelshWickedWitch | WelshWickedWitch

Respectful appreciation for a Marine's service 🇺🇸

justloriinky | justloriinky

Skipping family for holidays? NTA. Send crayons instead 🖍️

Substantial_Show3416 | Substantial_Show3416

Skipping family Thanksgiving: NTA, enjoy a calm day 🦃

lady_rain_was_here | lady_rain_was_here

Standing up to family bullies, NTA! 💪👏

Doormatjones | Doormatjones

Start a new family tradition and spend time with loved ones 💕

NudgyDragon | NudgyDragon

When 'you're too sensitive' is said, automatic a**hole. NTA 👍

JunkMail0604 | JunkMail0604

Marine bails on family for Thanksgiving, deemed NTA. 🇺🇸

Riff_Daddy | Riff_Daddy

Former Marine bails on Thanksgiving with family, NTA 🇺🇸

ArgyleBob | ArgyleBob

Be thankful for your own happiness 🙌 NTA

DebateOrdinary551 | DebateOrdinary551

Marine veteran stands up to family bullying. NTA 👏🏻

TwinBoomr50 | TwinBoomr50

Choose your own happiness. NTA, spend Thanksgiving your way. 🦃

Possible_Laugh_9139 | Possible_Laugh_9139

Family looks down on OP for not being military, NTA 🙌

SweetNatalieMayson | SweetNatalieMayson

Stand your ground! 🙌 NTA for not tolerating their jokes.

ventura_highway | ventura_highway

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