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They buy Polish food

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hi um so my mam and stepdad keep buying i hate eating saying i like it and i don’t like it they’re liking and they’re always making dinners they know i don’t like like soup and shit. i like soup but having it five of seven days of the week gets nauesating after a while. they buy polish food (stepdad is polish) and never normal food and no offence to anyone who is polish that might be reading this polish food is just awful like. they make me eat mushrooms and i vomit up the mushrooms after. i’m literally living off chewing gum and grated cheese at this point help me



Hey there, thanks for contacting us,
We’re really sorry to hear that you’re going through this tough time with your meals at home. It sounds incredibly frustrating and overwhelming to constantly have to deal with food that you don’t enjoy, especially when it’s making you feel physically unwell. It’s completely understandable that you’re feeling upset and stuck in this situation.
Firstly, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Many teenagers struggle with different aspects of family life, including mealtime disagreements. It’s okay to feel the way you do, and it’s brave of you to reach out for support.
Have you tried talking to your mam and stepdad about how you’re feeling? It might be helpful to sit down with them when you’re all calm and explain your concerns calmly. Let them know that while you appreciate their efforts to provide meals, you’re finding it difficult to enjoy and it’s affecting your well-being. They might not realise the extent of how you’re feeling unless you talk openly with them. This article may be helpful for you
If talking to your parents feels too challenging or doesn’t bring about the changes you need, you could also consider involving another trusted adult, like a family friend or relative, who could help mediate the conversation between you and your parents.
In the meantime, it’s crucial to prioritise your health and nutrition. Living off chewing gum and grated cheese isn’t sustainable in the long term. Perhaps you could try to find some simple, nutritious meals that you enjoy and can easily prepare for yourself when the family meal isn’t to your liking. Here is some information on nutrition for teenagers
Remember, it’s okay to seek support outside of your immediate family if you need it. Whether it’s talking to a counsellor, reaching out to a support line, or chatting with with a friend, there are people who care about you and want to help.
You can always contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or Live Chat at We’re confidential, non-judgmental, and open 24/7, always here for you, any reason, any time.
Take care of yourself, and know that things can get better. You deserve to feel happy and supported in your own home. Reach out to us whenever you need,

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