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to think that a man boy could ever change

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northlight Mon 31-Dec-12 13:59:10

Not a personal dilemma but I see a lot of these types around and know a few women who have had to get rid of useless childish partners.

Does anyone have a story about a man boy who shaped up and grew up. Even to hear of a 'spoiled' man who has a bit of ironic insight into how his upbringing affected him would be nice.

I realise that there are a lot of girl women around too, but there does not seem to be so many of them and the realities of adult life seems to have more effect - unless they are very rich and cosseted.

yohohoho Mon 31-Dec-12 14:03:58

You see more childish men o. Here as the majority of posters are women.

I know loads of childish women (mainly through work)that simply couldn't live alone and whose husbands are more like their dads.

Either way some grow up, some don't. some may have an experience that forces them to some don't.

Personally I would never have married a man child as you can't guess if they are going to change.

daisydee43 Mon 31-Dec-12 14:08:39

Yes, my husband!

When I met him he was a boyish man. He had a batchelor pad that was so messy you had nowhere to sit and included a beer can tower. He would get into fights if someone gave him a funny look and would skip work if he had gone out the night before.

So I got sick of seeing him covered in blood after a night out so we moved to a quiet little retirement town and he calmed down.

The big change came with the birth of our little girl and now he is careful with money and doesn't lose it over something little.

He of course will always be mummy's little boy and will randomly go out and buy something odd or drive like a rally driver.

He's always used to having whatever he wants and money used to be no object as he was and still is spoilt. But he is definitely made great changes

BoneyBackJefferson Mon 31-Dec-12 14:24:54

The problem with a lot of the "manboy" issues are that they almost always have someone that enables them to be a "manboy".

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