A Momma's boy typically describes a guy who always puts his mother first, before anything or anyone else. Although there is nothing wrong with considering your mother a priority in certain aspects of life, if it's so extreme that everything depends on her, it's likely to cause issues in romantic relationships. A Momma's boy may need to discuss everything with his mother before making any decisions on his own. He seeks not only her approval, but he tends to lean on to his mother for almost everything, oblivious to those decisions couples should be making together. It's doubtful a Momma's boy has actually ascended to adulthood, as they have spent their entire life being pampered by their mother, with most decisions having been made for them.
His mom. Yes, that. But when is too much, well, too much? Well, we contacted several top relationship experts to find out how to know you're dating a mama's boy — and here's what they said. Your boyfriend's mother or your mother in law shouldn't know anything about your sex life.
However, your relationship with him may benefit from some of the positive effects that a maternal influence can have on him. A study done in by Carlos Santos, assistant professor of counseling and counseling psychology at Arizona State University, found that males who are close to their mothers are more "emotionally available. A close mother-son relationship should not be a concern unless he and his mother have not set healthy boundaries in their relationship. If he has no limits on what he tells his mother, he may divulge details of your relationship that you might not be comfortable with.
This article was written by Carli Blau, a licensed master of social work, sexologist, and relationship expert, and syndicated for YourTango. It's important not to aspire to come before mom, but rather to be as important, just in a different way. Writing them down puts things into a different perspective and gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate the total picture in front of us, rather than what is solely in our minds.