Internet criticizes mother for not letting adult daughter drive in the dark

The internet supported a young woman whose mother refused to let her drive alone at night in a viral post.

To get advice from the internet, u/throwRA_advice56 took to Reddit’s infamous r/AmITeA**hole forum to post her side of the story. The post now has nearly 1,400 comments, with the top comment generating 23,400 votes in just 13 hours.

The Redditor started her post by sharing that her daughter has returned home from college for the holidays. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 87 percent of students travel to and from school rather than staying on campus.

u/throwRA_advice56 explained that her daughter didn’t mind that none of her local friends would be around because she wanted to spend most of her time with her family. The Redditor then said that most of the family had the flu but went to a wedding and their daughter didn’t participate.

“Daughter is bored all week saying she’s seen over 50 episodes of her show and she’s tired and wants to do something else with us,” she wrote. “I’ve tried to spend time with her by sitting with her for an hour or two, but that’s it, because I really can’t do anything else. I’m just tired.”

To find out the route of the problem, the user went into detail and said that her daughter asked to go to the store.

“The store is 5 minutes away, but I wasn’t ready so I said no, just ask your brother (her brother is fine, no flu),” said the mother. “A little while later she came back and said he said no and asked if she could drive alone as it’s so close and shouldn’t be a problem as she has a driver’s license and it’s only 6:30 pm.”

When Mother said no, the two got into an argument. The daughter claimed she felt trapped at home and became angry that no one was spending time with her because of the illness. The user then told her daughter to go to her room. the two have not spoken since.

In updates and edits to the post, the Redditor explained that she was only trying to protect her daughter and didn’t want anything bad to happen. She also confirmed that her daughter was not drinking or taking drugs. However, she did want her to follow the rules while staying under her roof.

In his most popular comment, u/nemc222 wrote: “YTA Your daughter is grown, why do you treat her like a 16 year old? And send her to her room? Also you know you have the flu and you go to a wedding and everyone expose there? That’s a huge move.”

u/oboz_waves scolded the original poster, saying, “Yes, this post is a great example of “how to get your young adult daughter to stop coming home to see you”. university and made my parents a little nervous, but 5 minutes to the store?! I would have laughed in their face and gone back to university.”

Mother and daughter arguing
Pictured above, a mother and daughter are in the middle of an argument.
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