Are mama's boys the ideal husbands?

Posted by James, 23 Oct 10

mamas boyHe compares your cooking to his mum's cooking (which you can never top), he rushes to mama whenever you two have relationship problems (even the sexual kind). Mummy has always comes first! This really freaks out most women. In fact when looking for mates, most women watch out for these signs coz who would want her life to be run by mummy in law dearest, right?

Well, much as they have had a sucky reputation for years, recent research from Arizona State University means ladies are gonna have to give them a chance because mama's boys make super boyfriends and are perfect husband material. Here is why…

Apparently, these overgrown boys are better at communication and are more empathetic than guys who have completely cut the cord. Couples’ therapist Rachel Sussman says these characteristics make them more monogamous and more likely to be in healthy long-term relationships than the macho men women run to.

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Apparently, the closeness to mummy dearest makes some tenderness rub-off on him in terms of relating to people. He also get tips from her hence these sweeties tend to resist the masculine stereotypes like being detached in relationships and aggression; traits associated with being male. As a result, they are more open with their feelings, they understand their women's needs and are better listeners… all the qualities women want their men to possess … if only just a fraction.

But much as women want this kind of guy - a guy whose openness and listening skills = better bedroom skills - how do you deal with the constant reminder that there is another woman who is so connected to him on a level you can never compete with?

According to marital therapist and author of "Secrets of Happily Married Women", Scott Haltzman, viewing this connection as a threat - like he is giving too much love and attention to mummy - will only cause problems in your relationship. HOW-EVER, boundaries need to be set.

If he drops all the plans you have for her, or runs off to her when you were just about to get down, you have the RIGHT to SPEAK! All you need to do is make him know you respect whatever connection they have, and that he needs to also acknowledge the fact that the two of you are now one – a team. And the relationship the two of you have should come first. Sussman recommends following that up "…with a suggestion, like that he call his mom during his lunch break at work or telling her she can't come over when you're spending alone time together."

Much as women love men who are in tune with their feelings, I think if his mama's boy side overpowers him, then this is also a recipe for disaster. Apparently, encouraging his manly side will do the trick say – "you look so hot when you fix our car". And stay clear from labeling him "mama's boy". Every man always wants to be THE MAN! ;-)

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