We love a man who’s close with his family, but if he has a bizarre, childish relationship with his mother, know that you likely won’t be the leading lady in his life, says psychologist Dr. “Along similar lines, if he cancels dinner and other plans with you to spend time with his family, borrows money from his parents without paying them back, and still lets his mother influence—or make—all his decisions, those are red flags,” he says.
Does it seem like he’s always the only one getting off?
“Are you making excuses for his behavior and rationalizing his poor choices? Jill Weber, psychologist and author of This could mean anything from making spontaneous, big purchases to kissing someone outside the relationship.
“Children’s brains are not fully developed, so they don’t have the capacity to think about or appreciate the consequences of their actions,” says Lawrence. If your man is impulsive and acts first and apologizes later, it shows a huge level of immaturity.
When your son or daughter was a teen, you probably met most, if not all, of the young men and women they dated.