A mother-son bond is a natural and healthy relationship. However, some men remain extremely attached to their mothers which gets in the way of marriage and can turn a relationship into a toxic one. Are you the third wheel when your man is hanging out with his mum? Read these 6 signs to decide if you’re married to a mommy’s darling.
Mama’s boy dealbreakers:
- He tells his mom literally everything
- He is financially dependent on his mom
- He acts like a baby when his mom is around
- He never takes a step without his mom’s approval
- He always takes his mom’s side over yours
- You never go on vacation without her
He tells his mom literally everything
A mama’s boy believes there are no secrets between him and his mother. He tells her about every single conversation, argument, and fight. They talk on the phone tens of times during the day for updates. You will find him sharing big news – such as a job promotion – with her first. He openly discusses your sex life with his mom.
He is financially dependent on his mom
This is a critical part of the equation. A control freak mom will always want to dominate her son’s finances. She will use this to spoil him, and thus gain control. In many cases, she will insist that you live in her house. It’s much worse when your hubby is running the family business. This means his whole life is dependent on his mother. You can never make a financial decision without her blessing, whether it’s ordering pizza for lunch or enrolling your kids in a certain school.
He acts like a baby when his mom is around
Your husband’s attitude in front of his mother is an important indicator. A mama’s boy is clearly a little baby in a grown man’s body.
He never takes a step without his mom’s approval
Taking our parents’ advice is normal. However, when it comes to a mama’s boy, it’s totally different. He can’t make any decision without getting back to his mom and asking for her approval. This will dramatically affect you.
He always takes his mom’s side over yours
When a man cares about his mom’s feelings, this is a good sign. The relationship between you and your mother-in-law shouldn’t be a war where you wait for your husband to take sides. However, arguments and fights happen. If your hubby is a mama’s boy, he will always take his mom’s side.
You never go on vacation without her
A family vacation is normal and involves quality time and memories, especially for grandchildren. This doesn’t mean your mother-in-law should be present in every vacation you plan with your husband, especially if it’s intended for some intimate time for you as a couple.
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