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Mom's cooking makes me sick

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i keep throwing up my moms cooking because it’s DISGUSTING and like i dont know what to do because if i tell her that her food tastes like rat poison, she’ll whoop my ass and i really dont want that. But every time i eat her food, i throw up :((


Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex!

First off, we want to say that it’s brave of you to reach out and share what you’re going through. Dealing with food issues, especially when it involves family, can be really tough. It sounds like you’re in a challenging situation where you’re not enjoying your mom’s cooking and it’s affecting your health. That’s really rough, and you shouldn’t have to deal with feeling sick every time you eat.

We can imagine how worried you must be about hurting your mom’s feelings or facing consequences if you speak up. It’s natural to want to avoid conflict, especially with someone you care about. However, it’s important for your well-being to find a solution. Maybe there’s a way to communicate with your mom about your preferences in a gentle and respectful manner. You could try expressing appreciation for her efforts while also mentioning that certain dishes don’t agree with you. Finding a compromise or offering to help out in the kitchen might also be options worth exploring.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure about how to approach the situation, remember that you’re not alone. There are people who can offer support and guidance, like the Childline Team. Whether you need someone to talk to or just want somewhere to rant, we’re there for you 24/7, ready to listen without judgment. You deserve to feel heard and supported, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need to talk.

You’re not alone in this, and there are people who care about you and want to help. Hang in there, and remember that it’s okay to prioritise your health and well-being. You can always contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat at We are confidential, non-judgmental, and here for you anytime, for any reason.

Look after yourself, and know we are here whenever you need us,


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