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MAMA'S BOYS & DADDY'S GIRLS

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"In our first meeting Joseph helped me to see the true causes of my problems, the causes that dwelled within me - my relationship to myself. He soon initiated me into the path of self-love, which has drastically altered all the important relationships of my life in such a positive way that I could have never imagined."

- Robert Lee Camp

Typical Behaviors of a Mama's Boy

For the soft male this can look like always putting his wife's or romantic partner's needs ahead of his own to the point of resenting her. He may feel an ever present sense of inadequacy as a man either at home, socially, or at work. He may find it hard to make decisions that are beneficial to others or himself. He may find it hard to take constructive action, which can look like procrastination. He may have experienced a mild depression for so long that he no longer recognize it as depression. He may find himself too frequently humiliated by his wife or romantic partner (chastised or corrected whether in private or public). He may be promiscuous, feeling victimized by his partner and desirous of a relationship with a woman who will not humiliate him.

For the aggressive mama's boy, typical behaviors can look like always finding fault with his wife or romantic partner. He may feel she is inadequate or incapable, constantly in need of his correction. He may find himself frequently being the bully with women, children, and/or men whom he perceives as inferior. Bullying can be verbal attacks or physical attacks on another. He may find himself always competing, unable to maintain real friendships due to his need to compete. He may be promiscuous.

Some typical behaviors manifested by men who remain in the influence of their mothers are:
  • feelings of inadequacy
  • difficulty in relationships
  • lack of success
  • inability to make decisions
  • ineffective actions
  • dependency on women
  • health problems
  • procrastination
  • depression
  • lack of a fulfilling life purpose
  • emotional immaturity
  • rage and frequent outburst of anger
  • aggression to women
  • continual feelings of victimization
  • compensatory behaviors
  • fearfulness
  • daredevil behavior
  • promiscuity
  • chauvinism
  • Compulsive competition

No matter which category a man falls in to and the specific behaviors manifested, the feeling behind the behavior frequently is that women are the cause of his problems. At some deep level he feels victimized by women. This will result in either his identifying himself as victim, making him available for more victimization. Or, this will result in his identifying himself as the victimizer in an attempt to control her before he can be controlled.

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