A woman is concerned her boyfriend will always be a mama’s boy.
She asked Reddit’s “Relationship Advice” forum to weigh in. Her live-in boyfriend is a “mama’s boy” who refuses to do anything that upsets his mother. This includes marrying her and planning their future together. The Reddit poster is wondering if her boyfriend will ever change.
“My boyfriend (30 y/o) and I (F, 34 y/o) have lived together for three years,” she wrote. “His mom is disruptive about our time and space, but he allows it. Recently we have talked a lot about marriage and buying a house.”
The issue is that whenever they discuss their future plans together, he is scared his mother will object.
“When we talked about engagement/wedding, his first words were, ‘I don’t know how I’m gonna tell my mom,’ or ‘No, we can’t do that; imagine what my mom is gonna think.’ I have second thoughts about spending my life with someone so dependent and spooked about his mom. Any idea how to approach this?” she asked.
People didn’t think the couple had any real future if he was unwilling to change.
“This is going to be your future life unless HE actively chooses to change it,” a user commented.
“As someone that was in his shoes, he needs to go to therapy. He isn’t going to be a functional adult until he deals with this,” another wrote.
“Break up with him and find someone with a spine and a mind of his own,” someone recommended.
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