are all men mama's boys...
March 5, 2007 10:31pm CST
or is it just my husband. I dont mean to sound harsh in calling him that, and it could be a culteral differance, I dont know. What I do know is that we have been married for 3 years now and it dosnt matter what I tell him we should do, if his mother dosnt approve of it or says to do it, then it dosnt happen. Take for expample I have a child from before we were married. My son was 4 years old when we got married, and now we have a daughter that is 2 years old. I started saying 6 months ago that we needed to start getting her to eat more actual foods and less bottle, because when she turns two we need to start getter her off the bottle. This is what I did with my son and he is very healthy and eats full meals (even his broccoli!!) My husband has hummed and hawed about it for the last six months, continuing to give her 6 to 10 bottles a day. Now last friday he was on the phone with his mother, who is in Pakistan (we are in US), and she told him that it is time to start getting our daughter off the bottle. After he got off the phone with her he told me this in a declaration like matter, as if it is the first to be said of the matter. It is driving me crazy!! There are so many other instances, but this is the most recent. I was just wondering, does anyone else feel the same or had similar experiances, or mabey have some advice on how I could deal/cope with this.
• United States
6 Mar 07
I haven't come across a man that isn't a mama's boy as great as my husband is that is his weakness and I call it that because his mother hates me and trys to do everything she can to make me upset. Be greatful that your mother in law is miles away. LOL. Mine is just down the street. But I have to give my husband credit lately he has been sticking up for me. I think it is hard for them since mom's do so much for us while we are growing up. We do have to give the mom credit though for raising them to be the man we wanted to marry.
• United States
7 Mar 07
True, and I guess that it depends alot on how you were raised. My parents raised me to be a self thinker and self motivator. Alot of times if I can to them with a question they would show me how to find the answer for myself, and that practice has carried over to many other things. As far as your mother in law being down the street I think that we are about even she came to visit at the begining of last year and stayed with us for 6 months. Now Im cringing because she is coming back this July, probobly for another 6 months...eeeeeek!