Is it important for a man to like his mother?
Not counting those unfortunate folks who grew up never knowing their mothers, does it effect a relationship when one of you has zero relationship with his or her mother, or absolutely hates her?
I never thought much about it. Then I met a man who really respected his mother. He wasn’t a mama’s boy, nor was he still clinging to the nipple. He did, however, come from a loving, wholesome family.
In complete contrast, I’ve dated a man who absolutely loathed his mother. She was an emotionally abusive alcoholic who was found dead in her living room several days after she’d passed. He was emotional when he spoke of it, but mostly he seemed emotionally damaged by his whole upbringing.
The boy from the wholesome family treated me well. The boy from the broken family with the abusive mother treated me well, romanced me, but turned out to be emotionally abusive toward me.
Neither of these polar opposite scenarios answers my question.
What role does family play when shaping our personal thoughts on romantic relationships?
If the person you’re dating doesn’t respect family or mothers, what does that indicate about how he’s going to treat you? Does it mean anything? Is this a just another matter of my overactive brain overthinking a minute topic at midnight?
We all know the fabled ages-old tale of women with daddy issues (hey, you’re reading the blog of one right now), but forget that for right now. If you’re dating a girl–whether you’re a man or a lady who likes ladies–what does it mean if she doesn’t like her mother?
Does one’s relationships with one’s parents have anything to do with how he or she acts in a relationship?