Granted, he's not grabbing any scissors, but what if she's the driving force? Mandel: When this is the case, it's better for you to gently coax him to start setting some boundaries with mom.
For instance, say to him, "How about if we join her for Chinese one Sunday per month as opposed to every one?
Ultimately, he still expects mom to rescue him and take care of his every need, even though she's not interested in doing so.
Q: What's the difference between a man having a "healthy" attachment to his mother and an "unhealthy" one? Mandel: While you might find it odd that he's calling or even visiting his mother daily, the frequency of contact a guy has with his mom doesn't determine how healthy or unhealthy his attachment is to her. If both mom and son have mutual respect for one another and have set good boundaries with each other (if he's able to say "Thanks but no thanks for the new underwear you bought me, Ma.
I am 34, you know...", for example), their talking everyday may not be something worth your concern.
Well, guys aren’t the only ones who can do that breaking up stuff – girls can too.
But even if we’re feeling tired of the relationship, it can sometimes be hard to figure it out on our own.
But if you're thinking about it all the time, constantly wondering what it would be like and fantasizing about the things you would do, you're doing that for a reason.