Woman asks for her deceased mother's recipes back from daughter-in-law

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A family's grieving process is interrupted when a daughter-in-law takes her deceased mother-in-law's handwritten recipes to create a recipe book for the family. However, when the daughter-in-law does not return the recipes, the mother asks for them back. This causes a rift in the family and leads to accusations of being ungrateful. The daughter-in-law feels disrespected and the mother is left feeling guilty for asking. Will the family be able to reconcile or will this disagreement lead to a bigger rift? Read on to find out.

Deceased mother's recipes hold sentimental value for grieving daughter.

kate7722k | kate7722k

Daughter-in-law takes deceased mother's recipes for family recipe book 📖

kate7722k | kate7722k

Disappointed daughter-in-law misses out on deceased mother's recipes

kate7722k | kate7722k

Granddaughter seeks family recipes from unresponsive daughter-in-law 🍲

kate7722k | kate7722k

Family feud over deceased mother's recipe box🍲

kate7722k | kate7722k

Recipe book misunderstanding causes family tension 😕🍴

kate7722k | kate7722k

Missing out on family recipes, daughter-in-law wasn't around 🍲

kate7722k | kate7722k

Grandkids miss grandma's cooking, daughter-in-law excluded recipes. 🤔

kate7722k | kate7722k

Heartbroken mother denied her deceased mother's recipes by daughter-in-law.

kate7722k | kate7722k

Family drama over deceased mother's recipes 🍴😕

The passing of a loved one is never easy, and when it comes to dividing their belongings, it can be a sensitive situation. In this case, a daughter-in-law took a box of handwritten recipes with the intention of creating a recipe book for the family. However, the mother-in-law later asked for the handwritten recipes back in order to distribute them to her grandchildren. The daughter-in-law felt disrespected and unappreciated, causing tension within the family. While the daughter-in-law's gesture was thoughtful, the mother-in-law's request for the handwritten recipes is understandable as they hold sentimental value. It's important for families to communicate openly and respectfully, especially during difficult times. In the next section, we'll explore the reactions and opinions of readers who have experienced similar situations.

Daughter-in-law keeps original recipes despite having a book of copies. NTA.

Key-Bit1208 | Key-Bit1208

Daughter-in-law tries to steal deceased grandmother's recipes. NTA wins.

hibernativenaptosis | hibernativenaptosis

Get your hands off my mom's recipes, DIL 🙅‍♀️

MikkiTh | MikkiTh

Daughter-in-law keeps deceased mother's handwritten recipes, NTA

Bright_Sea_7567 | Bright_Sea_7567

Family recipes are precious ✨ Keep them close 💖

WaywardPrincess1025 | WaywardPrincess1025

Daughter-in-law steals deceased mother's recipes, NTA for wanting them back 🍲

lughsezboo | lughsezboo

Family recipe drama: Daughter-in-law won't return deceased mother's recipes. NTA.

cassrose1031 | cassrose1031

Daughter-in-law defends keeping deceased mother's recipes, NTA

einsteinGO | einsteinGO

Daughter-in-law's entitlement to deceased mother's recipes is mind-blowing 😒

pay-atenchin | pay-atenchin

Daughter-in-law assumed too much, but give her space 📝👌

MerryMoose923 | MerryMoose923

Family recipe drama: entitled mother-in-law vs. rightful daughter-in-law #NTA 🍲

Pasdusername | Pasdusername

Family heirlooms must be returned, even if estranged. 🤨

HunterIllustrious846 | HunterIllustrious846

Heartfelt reply receives appreciation from commenter ❤️

mrslII | mrslII

Sentimental recipes spark family feud 💔

pfashby | pfashby

Reclaiming mom's recipes from daughter-in-law. NTA 🍴

DrunkBearBattle | DrunkBearBattle

Reclaiming family recipes 🍲 NTA wins this cook-off.

I_luv_sloths | I_luv_sloths

Daughter-in-law crosses boundaries by keeping deceased mother's recipes. NTA.

onedayatatime08 | onedayatatime08

Daughter-in-law not entitled to keep deceased mother's recipes. NTA.

jammy913 | jammy913

Respect for the deceased's wishes should come before family drama. 💕

BobzyBadass12345 | BobzyBadass12345

Daughter-in-law withholding recipes, son under wife's control. Not cool. 👎

Master-Camera9094 | Master-Camera9094

Family recipes hold sentimental value, daughter-in-law's response is insensitive 💔

Prudent_Border5060 | Prudent_Border5060

Recipe book drama: Daughter-in-law leaves out recipes, NTA calls out

RudeHelicopter4662 | RudeHelicopter4662

A snarky reply to an accusation about a trampoline 🤔

ResponsibleAttempt43 | ResponsibleAttempt43

Recipe for disaster: Daughter-in-law refuses to return mother's recipes 😠

angelaheidt | angelaheidt

Presumptuous mother-in-law refuses to return deceased mother's recipes. NTA.

Intelligent-Catch790 | Intelligent-Catch790

Communication breakdown leads to family feud 💔

thanosbutthicc | thanosbutthicc

Daughter-in-law wrongly assumed, NTA for wanting mother's recipes back 👍

elizabethjanet | elizabethjanet

Respectful request for mother's recipes met with unnecessary hostility. 🤨

MaleficentBasil4 | MaleficentBasil4

Heartbreaking story of entitled family members taking advantage 😔💔

MomisTired12160926 | MomisTired12160926

Respecting a mother's legacy, even in recipes. Good point, NTA 🍴

SJoyD | SJoyD

Respectful response defends daughter-in-law and values memories.

ughwhyusernames | ughwhyusernames

Daughter-in-law keeping MIL's recipes is a red flag. 😬

Iamjustheretoreadit | Iamjustheretoreadit

Commenter defends OP's lack of communication, gets called out sarcastically.

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Daughter-in-law refuses to return deceased mother's recipes. NTA.

Blue1622 | Blue1622

Reclaiming sentimental family recipes - NTA, emotional value matters ❤️

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Daughter-in-law misunderstood recipe books as a gift. NTA for asking.

El_Ren | El_Ren

Commenter defends woman's right to her mother's recipes 💪👩‍🍳

Obvious-Sea-415 | Obvious-Sea-415

Nostalgia and family recipes bring heartwarming memories ❤️

saclayson | saclayson

Daughter prioritizes over daughter-in-law in personal possessions distribution 📜

PurpleAquilegia | PurpleAquilegia

Preserving family history through food 🍲👩‍👧‍👦

hard_tyrant_dinosaur | hard_tyrant_dinosaur

Family recipes are precious memories to cherish forever ❤️🍴

woolfchick75 | woolfchick75

Family heirlooms are priceless 💖 DIL should return them.

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Son's wife disrespects deceased mother-in-law, son enables her behavior. 😠

ImHappierThanUsual | ImHappierThanUsual

Grandmother's recipes cause family drama, but end happily 🍲

jusjessa | jusjessa

Copy all the recipes before giving them to grandchildren 📝

FearlessTurnip6291 | FearlessTurnip6291

Daughter-in-law's recipe theft sparks outrage and confusion, NTA.

Wrong-Atmosphere9714 | Wrong-Atmosphere9714

Clear communication could have avoided recipe retrieval request. #NTA 🍳

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Suggests putting staple recipes in an archival binder for safekeeping 📚

ResearchMother1408 | ResearchMother1408

Encouraging NTA comment suggests self-care and letting go of toxic family.

BlobulousPesto829 | BlobulousPesto829

Preserving family recipes is a precious way to honor ancestors ❤

Agitated_Pin2169 | Agitated_Pin2169

Recipes are memories, not possessions. NTA for wanting them back.

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Family recipe feud: Daughter-in-law claims ownership of deceased mother's recipes. NTA.

findthecircle | findthecircle

Preserving family recipes holds sentimental value 🥰

Quelquefois88 | Quelquefois88

Keep memories close to heart with mom's handwritten recipes ❤️

mysmallself | mysmallself

Emotional attachment to deceased mother's recipes, daughter-in-law not considerate. NTA ❤️

hdean667 | hdean667

Preserving memories through recipes: A daughter's rightful request 👍

Marnnirk | Marnnirk

Perspectives vary: Daughter-in-law may disagree with NTA judgment

Jillie2020 | Jillie2020

Reclaiming her mom's heirloom recipes, a kind gesture suggestion 📜🎁

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Daughter-in-law assumes ownership of sentimental recipes, commenters disagree 😍

Sufficient-Guess7018 | Sufficient-Guess7018

Family feud over deceased mother's recipes: Misunderstanding or theft? 🤔

Barbed_Dildo | Barbed_Dildo

Daughter-in-law accused of hiding deceased mother's recipes. NTA.

admweirdbeard | admweirdbeard

Deceased mother's recipes become a family feud. NTA wins.

KickIt77 | KickIt77

A misunderstanding leads to a heartwarming resolution ❤️

Mommy-Q | Mommy-Q

Recipe for disaster: Daughter-in-law keeps deceased mother's recipes

CJsMom2000 | CJsMom2000

Preserving family recipes is important, copies are a great idea! 🍴

Little-Gur-5233 | Little-Gur-5233

Preserving family memories is important 👍

Livetorun123 | Livetorun123

Daughter-in-law refuses to give deceased mother's recipes back. NTA.

Upbeat-Pineapple-332 | Upbeat-Pineapple-332

Commenter calls out entitlement in recipe dispute. 🤔

Lulu_Lou | Lulu_Lou

Respectful request for heirloom recipes sparks family tension. 🥳

3daycondor | 3daycondor

Standing up to entitled in-laws 🙌 #NotTheAsshole

ResponsibleHedonist | ResponsibleHedonist

Family recipes are treasured memories, NTA for wanting them back 😊

Academic_Doughnut164 | Academic_Doughnut164

Recipe ownership debate settled. Daughter-in-law, give those recipes back. 👩‍🍳

brisemartel | brisemartel

Assuming is not the way to go. NTA wins 🎉

Hopeful_Rip2690 | Hopeful_Rip2690

Handwritten recipes are priceless! NTA for wanting them back ✍️👩‍🍳

SatelliteBeach123 | SatelliteBeach123

Preserving family recipes and memories through a cherished keepsake 📖🥘❤️

Fuzzy_Importance_201 | Fuzzy_Importance_201

Daughter-in-law called bizarre after recipe request in NTA situation 👩‍🍳

here4thedramz | here4thedramz

Presumptuous daughter-in-law sparks family feud over recipe cards 🍴

NoDaisy | NoDaisy

Daughter-in-law should return recipes, commenter not in the wrong 🍴

Nelly_WM | Nelly_WM

Daughter-in-law keeps deceased mother's recipes. NTA wants originals back.

dwells2301 | dwells2301

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