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His mum is an issue?

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MamaOl Thu 14-May-20 09:19:58

I’m 27 and my boyfriend is 42. We’ve been together officially for 5 months, been in each other’s lives for 7 months. We don’t live together, he lives with his mum and I live with my son in my own place.

I’m really conflicted, his Mum has never met me and she’s made it clear she doesn’t want to however I know no reasons as to why, as she doesn’t know me. My boyfriend can’t FaceTime me in the house, he has to go out to his car to FaceTime me, he doesn’t speak about me to her, he doesn’t love me even though I’ve told him I love him.
I’ve told him how much his actions about “hiding me away” about going out the house etc to call me but he doesn’t care.

Can I just get people's advice on what they think about this? I have my own opinion however I need outside perspective. Thanks x

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ktjerl Thu 14-May-20 09:23:20

Sounds like a man child. Get rid.

LouiseTrees Thu 14-May-20 09:23:30

Okay. So if his mum makes him go outside that’s not his fault if it’s her house. At 42 it’s quite likely maybe she’s disappointed with him for the failure of another relationship and this has actually nothing to do with her not liking you. Whilst he could stand up to her if it’s her house he may not want to rock the boat. What makes you think he doesn’t love you, is it just this situation?

SporadicNamechange Thu 14-May-20 09:23:30

Are you sure he lives with his mum?

Because from what you say, I’d assume he lives with his wife (and kids).

ThanosSavedMe Thu 14-May-20 09:26:19

I was thinking the same as @SporadicNamechange

If that’s not the case and it is his mum. Run. Run as fast as you can.

Doowop20 Thu 14-May-20 09:28:51

Why is he living with his mum at 42?

And if he doesn’t love you and you love him I would say it’s very one-sided and I wouldn’t personally bother.

MamaOl Thu 14-May-20 09:29:04

@LouiseTrees he’s told me doesn’t love me

@SporadicNamechange no no, he’s not married with kids at all. It’s his mum.

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arianwe Thu 14-May-20 09:29:04

Hopefully not the case, but it sounds like he probably has a wife and kids :/

Chillipeanuts Thu 14-May-20 09:30:48

Sorry, but are you sure he lives with his mum and not his wife?

MamaOl Thu 14-May-20 09:31:15

Just to clarify to everyone - he is NOT married and has NO kids. Honestly. It’s his mum that’s the issue

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SporadicNamechange Thu 14-May-20 09:31:25

If that’s not the case and it is his mum. Run. Run as fast as you can.

I think Run is the best advice whatever his actual living situation.

1. He sounds uncommitted and uncaring.
2. He’s probably married and cheating on his wife
3. If not, he’s got a seriously unhealthy relationship with his mother and should be left to it.

You’re only 27, @MamaOl. There are far better men out there. Indeed, being single is better than this.

ALovelyBitOfSquirrel Thu 14-May-20 09:31:28

hmm Mum? Hmmm. Likely gf or wife. He's clearly not the one for you OP. Get rid.

ThanosSavedMe Thu 14-May-20 09:32:03

He’s actually said he doesn’t love you. Then run even faster. Don’t waste any more time on him. Block him on absolutely everything. He really isn’t worth it

PlayinMay Thu 14-May-20 09:33:06

Why do you want to be with someone who doesn’t love you, lives with his mum at 42 (assuming a ‘failure to launch’ issue here?) and hides you away, are the questions.

SporadicNamechange Thu 14-May-20 09:33:16

How do you know it’s his mum? You’ve never met her. He doesn’t mention you to her. He hides away to call you.

Other than him saying he lives with his mum, how would you know for sure?

Lies like this would not be unheard of.

SlowDown76mph Thu 14-May-20 09:33:21

42. Still lives with Mum. Doesn't love you. Why are you still engaging..? Just exit.

Hoppinggreen Thu 14-May-20 09:35:44

Hes 42 and lives with his mum (or does he?)
He wont stand up to his "Mum" and tell her to accept your relationship
His "Mum" is putting barriers in your way
He doesn't love you
You have a son

why exactly do you think that this is all you deserve?

Onone Thu 14-May-20 09:37:41

He’s married,sorry

Chillipeanuts Thu 14-May-20 09:39:57

I love my son dearly. If he still wants to live with me when he’s 42, I’LL be seriously worried!

You deserve better.

tallulahhulah1 Thu 14-May-20 09:40:40

So many red flags here that seem to be ignored.

averythinline Thu 14-May-20 09:40:46

this isnt a relationship in any stretch of the imagination...
of your 7 montsh in each others lives , you've been together for 5 and 2 of those approx in lockdown... and a 'man' sits in his car to facetime you !
seriously - dont do this to yourself and your son..... just dump this person, block any comms and get some therapy/counselling about why you are telling a virtual stranger you love them .... the best thing about this man is that he has been honest and told you he doesnt love you!

WickedlyPetite Thu 14-May-20 09:40:48

Have you met any of his friends or other family?

MamaOl Thu 14-May-20 09:41:35

@Hoppinggreen it honestly is his Mum. I’ve had it confirmed by multiple people, he isn’t married, plus our relationship is on Facebook, he isn’t married. His mum just seems so reluctant to accept me and when I say to him about getting us talking to ease any tensions, it’s never the “right time” - I’ve sent things to her to make her like me but she never thanked me personally, just he said she said it.

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MamaOl Thu 14-May-20 09:42:38

@WickedlyPetite I’ve met his brother and his sister in law

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WickedlyPetite Thu 14-May-20 09:44:26

Hang on... he can't face time you in the house? What, he doesn't have his own room that he can go to while he talks to you?

And you believe this?

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