Family Not Understanding Food Allergies

Posted on May 07, 2018

"I was on vacation with my family. Trying to explain the allergies to them was frustrating. I had to be so careful and they didn't understand what it is like for me." -A member on MyFoodAllergyTeam

On MyFoodAllergyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with food allergies, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Family members not understanding is one of the most discussed subjects.

Here are some conversations about family not understanding:

I finally found a restaurant that I can eat at and took my family to. They told me they didn't like it so now I have to begin the tedious search again. Does anyone else have someone who just doesn’t get it?

Family get-togethers are stressful! I'm tired of worrying if the items I bring will get cross-contaminated.

Today I just feel frustrated....visiting family and celebrating birthdays is hard because there is hardly anything I can eat there.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about family not understanding:

I'm feeling frustrated with other people not taking my daughter allergies seriously. I've gotten two annoying comments this week.

How do I make my husband understand how severe my food allergies are?

How to deal with family in relation to my child's food allergies?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyFoodAllergyTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I know what you mean, they always say just try it, I’m gluten intolerant, but they don’t understand until it happens to them.

posted about 2 months ago

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