He can become so used to this practice, that he habitually disguises himself in all his interactions.He may also project this onto his partner by lying to prevent her from getting upset or being disappointed in him.A man with an overbearing mother is likely to find it difficult to balance his time between his mother and his romantic partner.
A man with a controlling mother will go out of his way to placate her.
His mother can make it difficult for him not to bend to her will under the assumption that her way is the best way, says Apter.
His romantic relationship may feel as if it is being steered by three people, instead of two.
A man’s relationship with his mother is important in how he views himself and has strong effects on his interaction with others.
An overbearing mother is intensive, overly-involved and undermines the man’s sense of autonomy.
She may manipulate his will through anger, excessive neediness, high expectations, and inflexibility, affirms psychologist Terri Apter, who holds a doctorate in psychology.It is not easy for a man to sever the ties he has to his mother, even if she is difficult.The more he gives in to his mother, the more likely it is that his partner will feel as if he constantly puts his mother first.One coping mechanism of men with overbearing mothers is to lie.A man will tell his mother what he thinks she wants to hear, even if it is not true.He will do so to avoid the guilt, anger or disappointments she places on him.