Ah, the Irish Mammy – the one thing that will always stand between you and your man. Her son is the apple of her eye and nothing he does will ever be wrong according to her. You are just the little so-and-so who is trying to take her place as the most important woman in his life and she won’t stand for it.
It’s always your fault for her son not being in touch as much
She’s overly nice and/or pretentious around you
She compares you to other girlfriends…in a negative way
She belittles your achievements
She will constantly remind you that nothing you do is good enough for her son
She refers to you as ‘the girl’ or ‘yer wan’
She knocks your clothes, saying things like ‘Are you sure you won’t be cold in that skirt?’ or ‘Why don’t I lend you a scarf to cover up…’
She constantly suggests to your boyfriend that he’s too young to be attached
In conversations with your boyfriend where its her opinion versus yours she overuses the term… “but I’m your mother”
But at the end of the day she’s just afraid of losing her son to you….and will fight you all the way to keep him!
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