Young Woman Shuts Down Controlling Mom in Book Club Showdown 😱

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Imagine being in a peaceful outdoor book club, only to have it turn into a heated confrontation! 😲 A 23-year-old woman found herself in this exact situation when a fellow book club member, Mary, a mom in her 40s, started ranting about her 'problematic' 17-year-old daughter. Little did Mary know, she was about to get a reality check that would leave her speechless. 😳🍿

Book Club Blues 📚

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The Rant Begins 😤

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Mary's 'Problematic' Daughter 🙄

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Mary's Extreme Reaction 😱

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A History of Control 🚫

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Seeking Advice from the 'Young Voice' 🗣️

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A Brutal Response 💥

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Mary Loses It 😡

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Defending Her Parenting 🛑

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Looking for Support, Not Criticism 😢

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A Bold Suggestion 💡

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The Exit 🚶‍♀️

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A Reality Check for the Ages 😳

Our 23-year-old protagonist found herself in an unexpected showdown with Mary, a mom who couldn't handle the truth about her controlling ways. Mary's rant about her 'problematic' daughter led to a brutal response that left her speechless, and the other mothers siding with Mary. But was our young heroine in the wrong for speaking her mind? 🤔 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Don't ask for opinions if you can't handle the truth. 🤷‍♀️ NTA wins.

pudge-thefish | pudge-thefish

Commenter defends book club member and calls out her behavior.

NoConversation67 | NoConversation67

NTA honestly answered Mary's question, friends defended toxic behavior. 👏

HowardProject | HowardProject

Motherly support group turns toxic, NTA stands up to controlling mom 👏

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Breaking free from controlling mother, therapy helping, but broke 💸

Invisibleamber | Invisibleamber

Controlling parents removing doors is a common abusive tactic. NTA.

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Commenter praises woman for standing up to controlling mom 👏

niccotaglia | niccotaglia

Mutual trust and boundaries build positive parent-child relationship 👍

The_unknown_df | The_unknown_df

Commenter gives NTA verdict on controlling mom's book club behavior 👍

katiefrancesx | katiefrancesx

Honesty is the best policy. NTA shuts down controlling mom 👏

i-Ake | i-Ake

Young woman defends herself against controlling mom in book club.

fmlwhateven | fmlwhateven

Insightful comment on mother-daughter relationship dynamics 👍

Allthatisevil | Allthatisevil

Having kids doesn't make you an expert in parenting or life 🤷

Crash4654 | Crash4654

NTA shuts down controlling mom in book club showdown 🙌

6amrainclouds | 6amrainclouds

Woman relates to book club incident, shares personal story. NTA.

judyjoyg | judyjoyg

Honesty isn't always the best policy, especially for non-parents. 😬

Deathlands_Mutie | Deathlands_Mutie

Strict parents lead to secret phones and low contact. NTA 😱

ohmygodtiffany | ohmygodtiffany

Respectful sibling caregiver supports phone privacy for rebellious adolescent 📱

Wisdom_Pen | Wisdom_Pen

Serious comment suggests calling CPS on controlling mom 🚨

ElaraMalfoy99 | ElaraMalfoy99

Support for OP's judgement of Mary's controlling behavior. 👍

FraughtOverwrought | FraughtOverwrought

Strict parents create sneaking children. NTA 👏

Jayfields01 | Jayfields01

Mom dismisses daughter's opinion because she doesn't have kids. NTA 👏

MagnificentTwat | MagnificentTwat

Middle-aged moms defend controlling behavior, young woman shuts them down. NTA 👏

vness1213 | vness1213

Don't ask if you don't want critique 🙄

vrahhp | vrahhp

Young woman stands up to controlling mother in book club 😍

tinydndnerd | tinydndnerd

Woman stands up to controlling mom in book club showdown 😱

pineapplewin | pineapplewin

Mother's controlling behavior is abusive, daughter needs help. 😱

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OP stands up to controlling mom in book club showdown 😍

P3acefulDove | P3acefulDove

Mom gets owned by daughter's book club perspective 😎

clutzycook | clutzycook

Honesty hurts, but it's not wrong. NTA 😊

anon_e_mous9669 | anon_e_mous9669

Parent defends non-parent's book club choices. NTA wins.

glaive1976 | glaive1976

Honesty is the best policy 👍. Parenting is tough.

agentsparkles88 | agentsparkles88

Commenter sympathizes with OP's situation. Yikes indeed 😱

spookybatshoes | spookybatshoes

Honest feedback is scary but necessary for personal growth 👍

jeanakerr | jeanakerr

Daughter's helicopter mom takes property, gets called out. NTA 👏

RickRollRizal | RickRollRizal

Mom learns tough lesson about asking questions she doesn't want answered 😬

xakeridi | xakeridi

Mom gets served a reality check by daughter in book club 😎

OkNefariousness6711 | OkNefariousness6711

Let teenagers be teenagers 🙏🏼‍♂️🏼‍♀️, not prisoners 🤷🏼‍♀️

terrapharma | terrapharma

Parent agrees with OP, shares experience with controlling mother 👍

lizzyborden666 | lizzyborden666

Commenter declares 'not the a**hole' in epic showdown 😎

madpeachiepie | madpeachiepie

Don't ask for opinions you don't want 🙄

Portie_lover | Portie_lover

Childless doesn't mean clueless: NTA shuts down mom-shaming 👏

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Lack of privacy can damage relationships with parents 😢

CarolineWonders | CarolineWonders

Controlling mother sparks outrage for abusive behavior towards daughter 😱

BellaBlue06 | BellaBlue06

Daughter stands up to controlling mom in book club argument 🙌

DarkVikingMermaid | DarkVikingMermaid

Red flags raised in controlling mother situation 🚨

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Commenter initially thought OP was TA, but changed to NTA.

erzhia | erzhia

Dad gives official ruling: woman sucks as a mother 😈

BoredNumb | BoredNumb

Commenter sympathizes with young woman and advises on parenting skills.

holisarcasm | holisarcasm

Grandma's wisdom shuts down nosy mom. NTA.

baddy1974 | baddy1974

Mom tries to control daughter's phone, gets shut down. 😎

Jenn-bird1217 | Jenn-bird1217

Setting boundaries with toxic family members is important for self-care 👍

jooules | jooules

Surviving a controlling mother: one woman's story 🙏

lexilavenderlife | lexilavenderlife

Giving opinions when asked: NTA shuts down controlling mom 😊

Oldy1Kenobi | Oldy1Kenobi

Commenter acknowledges NTA but suggests a more diplomatic approach 🤔

Jetztinberlin | Jetztinberlin

Mom's fear of losing control drives daughter away. #NTA 😱

Erisedstorm | Erisedstorm

Woman shuts down controlling mom in book club showdown 😂 NTA

Fafalle | Fafalle

Assertive daughter stands up to controlling mother in book club.

violetwandering | violetwandering

When someone shares a problem, sometimes they just need empathy 🙏

DubiousPeoplePleaser | DubiousPeoplePleaser

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