“You can tell how a man will treat his wife by the way he treats his mother,” – this has been a controversial and beguiling yardstick to judge a man. Yet, somehow many men may be aware that much of their notions about womanhood and what a woman is, comes from the first woman they ever interact with – their mothers.
This layered and life-defining relationship evolves over time. Children normalize the behaviors they see everyday, and are impacted by the conflicts they face and resolve. Moreover, mothers’ attachment styles and their nurtured behaviors can hold life-long impacts on men. However, there are no clear black or white when it comes to behavior towards their mother and its impact on their dating.
That being said, nobody would want a partner who enjoys abuse or is too damaged to sustain a loving relationship. However, there are signs that can forecast the possible behaviors a man will show in a romantic relationship, and these signs can be observed in the ways your love interest treats his mother.
If he grew up with a nurturing mother
Men who grew up with a mother who provided a lot of love, kindness, attention, affection and respect will learn to provide the same things towards his romantic partner. If your man has been used to having a very close and loving relationship with his mother, it will be a lot easier for him to develop similar types of relationships romantically.
It will not be a stretch for him to be loving, to be attentive, to be affectionate and all that good stuff. With men who grew up around a strong and respectful woman, you will find yourself being respected the same amount. The only possible downside to dating men who have developed a close attachment to his mother is that he might have a slight tendency to be a mommy’s boy.
By mommy’s boy, we mean, someone who often cannot say ‘no’ to his mother and/or someone who needs to constantly ask for his mother’s opinion. If this is the case, then you will need to have a talk with him about it, but if at the end of the day he still respects and values you as his partner then their relationship should not be a problem.
Open Next Page to continue reading...