Mom Tells PhD Daughter to 'Get Over Herself' 😲🎓

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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 📚

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PhD Daughter's Plans 🎓

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Germany Trip Opportunity 🇩🇪

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Mom's Excitement 🤩

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Daughter's Response 🚫

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Mom's Compromise 🤷‍♀️

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"Cramped" Time in Europe ⏰

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Mom's Offer to Meet Academics 🤝

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Feeling Tossed Aside 💔

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Mom's Frustration 😡

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Daughter's Reaction 😶

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Husband's Disapproval 😒

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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

NoUnicornPoo4You | NoUnicornPoo4You

Daughter's work trip to Germany, not a vacation. YTA, Mam 😲

A_Birdii_ | A_Birdii_

OP's insistence on going on work trips with daughter is unprofessional 😒

Apart_Zucchini5778 | Apart_Zucchini5778

Mom dismisses daughter's work trip, called out for insecurity. YTA 😲

kittynoodlesoap | kittynoodlesoap

Mom wants to go on daughter's work trip, YTA according to commenters 😑

thirdtryisthecharm | thirdtryisthecharm

PhD trips are intense work, not pleasure trips. YTA needs to apologize.

Left-Car6520 | Left-Car6520

PhD student explains why mom is YTA for wanting to tag along 😲

aethelflead | aethelflead

Daughter wants work trip without mom, called YTA. 😑

ExcellentPatience298 | ExcellentPatience298

Commenter calls out someone for being TA on work trip 👏

zippy_zaboo | zippy_zaboo

Commenter calls out emotional blackmail and defends PhD daughter 👏

Primary-Criticism929 | Primary-Criticism929

Commenter calls out overbearing mom, reply questions parents' intentions 😐

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Commenter defends PhD daughter's career choices. 💪

Dapper-Letterhead630 | Dapper-Letterhead630

Commenter calls out YTA for prioritizing parent over work 👏

harveyy315011 | harveyy315011

Commenter calls out 'YTA' for criticizing PhD daughter at work 😠

VeeingFly | VeeingFly

Mom insults daughter's career aspirations. Commenters call her out.

photosbeersandteach | photosbeersandteach

A commenter calls out the mother for being insufferable. YTA.

Consistent-Leopard71 | Consistent-Leopard71

User calls out entitlement of mother and offers advice. 👍

Romantic_AroAce | Romantic_AroAce

Commenter calls out OP for expecting PhD daughter to entertain her on work trip. YTA.

MelodicCarpenter7 | MelodicCarpenter7

Commenter calls out elitism in travel, suggests reframing as work trips 👍

Jealous_Passage_2601 | Jealous_Passage_2601

Mom wants to tag along on daughter's work trip. Commenters say YTA.

TrisBlis | TrisBlis

Commenter calls out entitled behavior in vacation situation 🙌

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

A comment calling out the mother for being selfish. 👏

Pleasant_Elevator779 | Pleasant_Elevator779

Letting go is hard, but necessary for your child's independence 👏

SNonAnoNS | SNonAnoNS

Commenter calls out YTA for overstepping boundaries 🚫

dldoom | dldoom

Mom wants to join daughter's work trip, gets called out. YTA 😑

TendoninBOB | TendoninBOB

Mom wants to join PhD daughter on research trip. Commenters say YTA.

CaptainGoodnight84 | CaptainGoodnight84

Mom wants to tag along to daughter's work trip? YTA.

PuzzleheadedTap4484 | PuzzleheadedTap4484

Respect boundaries and plan your own trip 🙌

princesschocochip | princesschocochip

Commenter calls out entitled mother wanting to join daughter's work trip 😂

catgirlnz | catgirlnz

PhD holder calls out judgmental parent for embarrassing behavior 💪

dianaprince2022 | dianaprince2022

Daughter's work trip is not a vacation. YTA. 😑

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Commenter defends PhD daughter against petty mother. 💪

MollyRolls | MollyRolls

Suggests alternative to PhD daughter joining work trip 👍

BlueBelle2019 | BlueBelle2019

Commenter calls out mom for empty nest syndrome. 👏

Snippykins | Snippykins

Lonely PhD daughter gets roasted by mom. 😂

popebologna | popebologna

PhD daughter's research trip is not a vacation, YTA.

haveitgood | haveitgood

Commenter calls out mom for inappropriate behavior during daughter's work trip 😱

NilahRenae | NilahRenae

Daughter's boundaries ignored by entitled mom. YTA needs hint.

Mopper300 | Mopper300

Daughter's career > Mom's vacation. YTA, stop guilt-tripping her 🙄

mimiuniverse | mimiuniverse

Grant or not, calling someone YTA is harsh 🤷

mesm93 | mesm93

Mom thinks daughter's work trip is a vacation 😑, daughter's friend confirms workload 👍

lvcidDaydreaming | lvcidDaydreaming

Mom criticized for making daughter's achievements about herself 😑

introverted_smallfry | introverted_smallfry

Mom's not coming to networking events. YTA needs to chill 🙄

kermitstarr27 | kermitstarr27

A mother's entitlement to her PhD daughter's time is rebuked. 👏

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Commenter calls out mom's entitlement in work vs vacation mentality 👏

idreaminwords | idreaminwords

Commenter called out for butting in on daughter's life 😑

RedRedBettie | RedRedBettie

Daughter silenced by mom's lack of boundaries. YTA 🙄

lotus_eater123 | lotus_eater123

Commenter thinks parent tagging along on work trips is inappropriate.

hface84 | hface84

Mom criticized for prioritizing her desires over daughter's career 😔

No_Process_321 | No_Process_321

Commenter calls out OP for piggybacking on work trip 🙄

calopie00 | calopie00

Empathetic comment encourages mother to apologize to daughter and enjoy life 😊

countrybumpkin1969 | countrybumpkin1969

Commenter calls out rude mother for insulting her PhD daughter 😡

Nynaeve224 | Nynaeve224

Boundary-setting advice for overbearing mother from empathetic commenter 👍

nightlostday | nightlostday

Mom's entitlement to daughter's work trips slammed by commenter.

SparkAxolotl | SparkAxolotl

Let her do her thing, she's 26 not 6 😊

Worldly_Science | Worldly_Science

Mom steals daughter's opportunity, commenters call her selfish YTA 🤷‍♀️

GrWr44 | GrWr44

Commenter receives YTA judgment for PhD vacation comment 😕

NoOneLikesRaichu | NoOneLikesRaichu

Sassy response to insensitive comment about family vacations 🤣

izzy_cee | izzy_cee

Overbearing mom ruins daughter's trips. YTA gets called out.

lilyofthevalley2659 | lilyofthevalley2659

Parents should respect their adult children's work ethic. YTA 😠

CaimansGalore | CaimansGalore

Commenter calls out entitled behavior on a trip 😱

MissAnth | MissAnth

Commenter calls out OP for being TA on work trip 😠

happybanana134 | happybanana134

Commenter calls out selfish behavior in work trip dispute 🤔

descentbecomesafall | descentbecomesafall

Commenter calls out selfish behavior in work trip situation 🤔

SlinkyMalinky20 | SlinkyMalinky20

Academic burn 🔥 YTA can't come to work with her.

JKPhantom86 | JKPhantom86

Daughter's work trip doesn't include mom. YTA for demanding attention 😑

AffectionateBite3827 | AffectionateBite3827

Commenter calls out mom for living through her daughter's choices 🚩

Altruistic-Cell007 | Altruistic-Cell007

Let her live! 🙌 YTA mom needs to back off.

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