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Woman's In-Laws Won't Accept Her Deadly Food Allergy


Lots of people have contentious relationships with their in-laws, but thankfully few can say their spouse's parents are actively trying to kill them. However, that doesn't seem to be the case for a woman who wrote into the "Ask Polly" advice column this week. She has a deadly food allergy that her husband's family seems intent on ignoring, to her peril.

"Disrespected Daughter-in-Law" wrote to The Cut's weekly advice column for help healing a rift between her and her husband's family over... mushrooms. DDIL says she has a "very severe allergy" to mushrooms, which requires her to keep an EpiPen on her at all times and has led to multiple hospitalizations after accidental exposure. This is not the sort of thing she can mess around with. "One time, I began convulsing in the ambulance on the way to the hospital," she says.

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