Nur­tur­ing Mother

Mostly Or­ange

Cosmopolitan (India) - - LOVE & LUST -

It’s fine to care for him, but if you end up mi­cro-man­ag­ing his life or al­ways putting him first, you need to re-eval­u­ate the sit­u­a­tion. “Play­ing the nur­turer can be drain­ing—you take on re­spon­si­bil­i­ties that aren’t yours,” says Pearce. “You can end up feel­ing re­sent­ful and lose the abil­ity to de­ter­mine whether you’re too for­giv­ing.” He should re­spect your right to put yourself first. If he re­acts badly, says Pearce, “the re­la­tion­ship may be based on false be­liefs.”

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