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The Mama’s Boy Red Flag

13 Nov

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Another great post by one of our favorite contributing writers…

Not all of us are blessed with good parents. Some are lucky to have just one that we can look to in times of need. There’s something sweet about someone with a healthy appreciation for their parents. But an overly involved relationship with parents is a Red Flag.

I remember one Friday night I had planned quite the evening for me and my then boyfriend. I told him I would provide all of the fixins, and that all he had to do was show up. We had this planned for a week, easy. I made everything from scratch, I was wearing quite the sexy dress and heels, and I even bought a 30 pack of his favorite beer to top it off. I know—best girlfriend ever.

The food and I were looking and smelling delicious. Then 7 pm rolled around…and no sign of boyfriend. 8 pm…nothing. I didn’t want to be overbearing, so I waited. There’s got to be some level of trust in a relationship, right? He has to be on his way, I’m sure of it.

Before I knew it, it was already 9pm. My roommate was getting embarrassed for me. “Just give him a call,” she said. So I did.

“Oh. Umm, I’m actually eating fajitas with my mom and dad. We DVR’d Dancing with the Stars and we need to finish it. Maybe I’ll be hungry in an hour or two.”


Albeit, this was also a case of serious flakiness—but at the heart of the issue was the fact that his parents and C-list stars ballroom dancing were more important than (a) our date night and (b) my efforts to make the relationship exciting and fresh.

Look, I like my mom, too. That’s why I spent an hour and a half teaching her how to text message. But you have to draw boundaries at some point. If it’s Friday night and your boyfriend picks their parents over you in a sexy outfit serving free food and cold beer… then let his mama have him —if that’s the kind of loving they’re looking, it’s probably time for an upgrade.

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2 Responses to “The Mama’s Boy Red Flag”

  1. boy suits 11/28/2011 at 1:21 AM #

    Yeah its true there are very little guys who are having such a nice parents.But others those who donot have want to have their parents like other parents..

  2. Julia 12/18/2011 at 11:11 PM #

    Amen! My boyfriend just did the same thing to me and I dumped him! I will NEVER date a mama’s boy again…

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