Taking care of mama question for the men

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Registered: 09-29-2009
Taking care of mama question for the men
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Tue, 07-06-2010 - 11:58am

Okay, I need to vent but also want to know why men, not all but a large majority, feel the need to constantly take care of their mothers? I find it baffling.


My mom in law is a nice person and we get along. However, she is whiny and pretty much a debbie downer. She is still not over the divorce from my husband's dad

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Tue, 07-06-2010 - 4:19pm

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Registered: 03-08-2004
Tue, 07-06-2010 - 5:27pm

I hope when or if I ever need help from my sons, they will

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Registered: 09-14-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:44am

Forgive me if I put my foot in my mouth, but I only read your first sentence and had to chime in.

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Registered: 03-08-2004
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 9:09am

<< "Most men" do not feel a need to take care of their mothers.

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Registered: 05-04-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 9:49am

What struck me most in your post is, you don't seem upset accepting money from your husband's wealthy aunt to help you out but you got upset because your husband gave your MIL $100

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Registered: 09-14-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 11:40am

A grown man with a family that will help his mother is not the same as what I'm gathering the OP is referring to as a "Mamma's Boy"....and we all know what that means.

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Registered: 09-29-2009
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 4:58pm

Okay i can understand everyone's POV but maybe I should add some details.


I love that my husband will help family

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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:18pm

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Registered: 02-14-2007
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 6:34pm

I agree with you


A man must put his wife and kids first - but if a parent does need help - I iknow my son would help and he's no mama's boy nor did I raise

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Registered: 03-08-2004
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 9:10pm

I agree with the stay away from a "mamma's boy", I wouldn't

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