There is a momentous time in every guy’s life. And that time is when he introduces his serious girlfriend to his mother. It’s at this time that the guy affirms, to probably the most important woman in his life up to this point, that there is someone very special; someone that could end up being his future wife. During this time, the girlfriend will discover the type of relationship her boyfriend has with his mother. Is he the dreaded “Mama’s Boy” that still allows his mother to do everything for him from his laundry, to his daily meals etc.? Does his mother display an odd sense of dependency on her baby boy, either socially, emotionally or financially? You would think the future MIL would be on her best behavior, and want to put forth a good impression for her potential DIL and mother to her grandchildren. But obviously, that’s not always the case. Because it’s at this time that she starts to feel like her position of number one, the most important, will no longer be cemented in the ground. And it’s this feeling of competitiveness that makes her want to show that she is the “HBIC”, number one, the leading lady in his life. She seeks to let the girlfriend know this and also show how she caters to her “man”. She does things like sits on her son’s lap, has him pick her up like a baby, fixes his plate, unpacks his clothes, or talks about all the things she’s done for, or with him, throughout his lifetime. Trying to make it known that the girlfriend can never take her place, or live up to what she’s done from day one. Unfortunately, the mother either scares the girlfriend away, or plants the seed for the tumultuous relationship ahead … Continue reading