The deciding factor when it comes to whether your girl's care-taking tendencies come out as the over-bearing, nagging mother complex or the soft, caring mommy incarnation is what kind of mother she grew up with herself. Women tend to carry on the traits they learn from their mothers, no matter how hard they may try not to -- and when she treats you like a child, this isn't always a good thing. This doesn't mean that you're destined to be with the mirror image of your potential future mother-in-law (and if she's a real bat, you have our pity), but chances are good that your girl has picked up at least a few of her tricks. On the other hand, if her mom is warm, open and bakes you cookies, you should marry that girl immediately because that kind of mother-in-law is few and far between.
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