A 50-year-old mother was excited to hear that her 26-year-old daughter, who's pursuing a PhD, might travel to Germany for a research trip. The mom, being half German, saw this as a perfect opportunity for a girls' trip and bonding experience. However, the daughter had different plans, stating that she'd be too busy teaching, researching, and networking to spend time with her mom. This led to a heated exchange, with the mom telling her daughter to 'get over herself.' 🙅♀️🎓
Husband's Suggestion 📚
PhD Daughter's Plans 🎓
Germany Trip Opportunity 🇩🇪
Mom's Excitement 🤩
Daughter's Response 🚫
Mom's Compromise 🤷♀️
"Cramped" Time in Europe ⏰
Mom's Offer to Meet Academics 🤝
Feeling Tossed Aside 💔
Mom's Frustration 😡
Daughter's Reaction 😶
Husband's Disapproval 😒
Mom vs. Daughter: Germany Trip Showdown 🥊
The mother was excited about the prospect of a girls' trip to Germany with her PhD daughter, but the daughter insisted she'd be too busy networking and researching. The mom felt tossed aside and not good enough to be a part of her daughter's academic life, leading to a heated exchange. Now, both the husband and daughter are upset with the mom, leaving her questioning if she's in the wrong. 😕💔 Let's see what the internet has to say about this family drama...
Mom tries to invite herself on PhD daughter's work trip 😲 YTA
Daughter's work trip to Germany, not a vacation. YTA, Mam 😲
OP's insistence on going on work trips with daughter is unprofessional 😒
Mom dismisses daughter's work trip, called out for insecurity. YTA 😲
Mom wants to go on daughter's work trip, YTA according to commenters 😑
PhD trips are intense work, not pleasure trips. YTA needs to apologize.
PhD student explains why mom is YTA for wanting to tag along 😲
Daughter wants work trip without mom, called YTA. 😑
Commenter calls out someone for being TA on work trip 👏
Commenter calls out emotional blackmail and defends PhD daughter 👏
Commenter calls out overbearing mom, reply questions parents' intentions 😐
Commenter defends PhD daughter's career choices. 💪
Commenter calls out YTA for prioritizing parent over work 👏
Commenter calls out 'YTA' for criticizing PhD daughter at work 😠
Mom insults daughter's career aspirations. Commenters call her out.
A commenter calls out the mother for being insufferable. YTA.
User calls out entitlement of mother and offers advice. 👍
Commenter calls out OP for expecting PhD daughter to entertain her on work trip. YTA.
Commenter calls out elitism in travel, suggests reframing as work trips 👍
Mom wants to tag along on daughter's work trip. Commenters say YTA.
Commenter calls out entitled behavior in vacation situation 🙌
A comment calling out the mother for being selfish. 👏
Letting go is hard, but necessary for your child's independence 👏
Commenter calls out YTA for overstepping boundaries 🚫
Mom wants to join daughter's work trip, gets called out. YTA 😑
Mom wants to join PhD daughter on research trip. Commenters say YTA.
Mom wants to tag along to daughter's work trip? YTA.
Respect boundaries and plan your own trip 🙌
Commenter calls out entitled mother wanting to join daughter's work trip 😂
PhD holder calls out judgmental parent for embarrassing behavior 💪
Daughter's work trip is not a vacation. YTA. 😑
Commenter defends PhD daughter against petty mother. 💪
Suggests alternative to PhD daughter joining work trip 👍
Commenter calls out mom for empty nest syndrome. 👏
Lonely PhD daughter gets roasted by mom. 😂
PhD daughter's research trip is not a vacation, YTA.
Commenter calls out mom for inappropriate behavior during daughter's work trip 😱
Daughter's boundaries ignored by entitled mom. YTA needs hint.
Daughter's career > Mom's vacation. YTA, stop guilt-tripping her 🙄
Grant or not, calling someone YTA is harsh 🤷
Mom thinks daughter's work trip is a vacation 😑, daughter's friend confirms workload 👍
Mom criticized for making daughter's achievements about herself 😑
Mom's not coming to networking events. YTA needs to chill 🙄
A mother's entitlement to her PhD daughter's time is rebuked. 👏
Commenter calls out mom's entitlement in work vs vacation mentality 👏
Commenter called out for butting in on daughter's life 😑
Daughter silenced by mom's lack of boundaries. YTA 🙄
Commenter thinks parent tagging along on work trips is inappropriate.
Mom criticized for prioritizing her desires over daughter's career 😔
Commenter calls out OP for piggybacking on work trip 🙄
Empathetic comment encourages mother to apologize to daughter and enjoy life 😊
Commenter calls out rude mother for insulting her PhD daughter 😡
Boundary-setting advice for overbearing mother from empathetic commenter 👍
Mom's entitlement to daughter's work trips slammed by commenter.
Let her do her thing, she's 26 not 6 😊
Mom steals daughter's opportunity, commenters call her selfish YTA 🤷♀️
Commenter receives YTA judgment for PhD vacation comment 😕
Sassy response to insensitive comment about family vacations 🤣
Overbearing mom ruins daughter's trips. YTA gets called out.
Parents should respect their adult children's work ethic. YTA 😠
Commenter calls out entitled behavior on a trip 😱
Commenter calls out OP for being TA on work trip 😠
Commenter calls out selfish behavior in work trip dispute 🤔
Commenter calls out selfish behavior in work trip situation 🤔
Academic burn 🔥 YTA can't come to work with her.
Daughter's work trip doesn't include mom. YTA for demanding attention 😑
Commenter calls out mom for living through her daughter's choices 🚩
Let her live! 🙌 YTA mom needs to back off.