Emotionally immature men can seem nice, easygoing, and loveable, but a man-child will live up to his name every time.
The very emotionally mature Yashar Ali writes: “ At some point, shouldn’t a grown man be doing instead of just trying on the basic gestures all of us should be expected to make in a healthy relationship? If the man in your life is only an adult by name, and if any of the examples below sound familiar, maybe it’s time to rethink things… Inappropriate Behavior A mature man is someone you don’t really have to worry about, whereas the man-child can be embarrassing.
But eventually, that smothering love is replaced with motivated love — a type of love that comes when you want to make a life with someone and work hard to get that life. They never feel that motivation to leave each other only to come back more successful and more determined to make a life for the two of them. Mature couples do not spend their days bickering over a screen.
When they have something to work out, they do it face to face — where the meanings can't be misconstrued by emojis and auto correct.
He’s may drink too much at the office party, turn on football during your mother’s Thanksgiving dinner and answer his cell phone at your friend’s wedding.
Like the four-year-old he resembles, he’ll probably pout if corrected.
Your boyfriend may look like a man, but if his actions seem to reflect those of a 17-year-old boy, you may have yourself a “man-child.” We’re not talking about a guy who loves to play video games all day and eat Cap’n Crunch for dinner; this is about the deeper issues that can prevent you from having the relationship you want and deserve—now and in the future.
Not sure whether this term accurately describes your guy?
It's the calmest place in your life, the safest blanket you've ever worn. It eats away at you when you go to sleep or leave each other for just a few hours. There is never a feeling that something has been taken away or is leaving with the other person.
Here are 10 signs you’re in a relationship with a man-child.
Unless they’re wondering if they can have Oreos for dinner, children don’t think about their futures much.
So if the guy you’re dating can’t make plans—for tomorrow or two years from now—he’s living in the here and now. “[They] can’t think too far ahead because they are incapable of seeing their future selves in a clear light,” she notes.
“Adults plan futures, strategize how they can reach those future goals, and take action now in service of those goals,” says psychologist and radio host Dr. This can relate to anything from picking up his clothes around your living space to picking up the tab on dates—or even his unpaid debts.