Maybe you can't judge a book by its cover...
But you can judge a man by the way he treats his mother.
If he relies on her for his meals, his laundry, and a freshly made bed, he will expect the same from you. If he makes her cry because he's frustrated, expect tears in your future. And if he hasn't spoken to her in years, expect to one day fill her shoes.
But if these are all the bad signs when it comes to finding and loving a bad boy who can't respect his own mother... what are the GOOD signs we can look for?
1. He talks to her.
Maybe not everyday, or even every week, but a man who can hold intelligent, thoughtful conversations with his mother has respect for her and her opinions.
2. He helps her, and expects nothing in return.
He realizes that she used to feed him and take care of him, and he wants to return the favor as best he can by helping her when her car won't start or when she needs an extra hand.
3. He appreciates her.
After a thoughtful meal, he thanks her and offers to help clean up.
4. He respects her.
He's the anti-chauvinist. Derogatory words for women aren't a part of his vocabulary and he realizes that most women are someones mother, or sister, women worthy of understanding before being judged.
5. He knows she's his mother, and not his keeper.
While he appreciates her help and parenting, he can stand on his own two feet, being another adult in her world rather than a child-like man in need of more parenting.
Can a mother-son relationship tell you what's in store for your romantic future, or like books, must we discover what's on the inside before passing judgment?