Puzzled as to why when he's around his mother, your man acts more like a boy? D., author of "Dump That Chump: From Doormat to Diva in Only Nine Steps-- A Guide to Getting Over Mr. Mandel: Guys who have always been coddled and indulged by their moms often become "mama's boys." Moms who do this tend to be fairly needy (especially when it comes to male attention) and therefore seek to create a relationship in which someone will be very dependent upon her.
Wrong", answers this and some additional commonly-asked questions concerning men who aren't yet ready to make someone other than mama number one in their lives. As the son of this type of mother grows up, he often fears that his mom will fall apart if he so much as moves to the neighboring zip code.
She'd probably end up creating a wedge in your relationship and then he'd likely feel forced to choose between the two of you.
And because you're the new girl in town...well, I don't think I have to tell you whom he'd choose!
Otherwise, mom will likely go back to him and read him the riot act for allowing you to tell her how to perform her motherly duties, which only give her reason to paint you out as the bad gal. At what time do you think a woman dating a mama's boy should give up the chance of this ever happening? Mandel: A mama's boy can most definitely be rehabilitated, but only if he's willing to acknowledge that his relationship with his mom is unhealthy and needs to be restructured.