Handling Boundary Issues Being married to a mama's boy isn't always a bad thing. A man who is close to his mother is not a mama's boy in a negative way. In fact, research has shown that boys and men who have strong relationships with their mothers are mentally healthier, more empatheticand have better relationships with women. A man who seems to be unhealthily attached to his mother, however, might be more of a problem.
Accessory theory suggests babies are born along with the need to attach to their primary caregiver. This bond is as a rule formed with your mother. It becomes your first relationship and partly lays the groundwork for other important relationships you develop throughout life — explicitly, with romantic partners. According to accessory theory, there are two main types of attachment, along with several subtypes. You could depend on her, accordingly you feel comfortable trusting other central people in your life. Securely close people generally feel safe and accept intimacy within relationships.