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Are men who talk and ask for advice from their mothers a bunch of sissy's?

I ask this question because I recently read answers that suggested real men do not ask advice from their moms and should just go work it all out on their own. My opinion, if a son wants to go talk and ask advice he should feel free to ask advice from anyone including his mom.


Asked by MumaSue at 9:23 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (15)
  • i think it's a very good to be able to talk to your mother and seek advice.. however i can't stand a momma's boy.there has to be balance.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 1:31 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I don't think so. I know when my son gets older I would want him to come to me for advice and support.

    Answer by kmath at 9:24 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • No they're not. My husband still asks his mom for advice, especially when it comes to kid advice.

    Answer by wolverinemama at 9:25 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I think it is a sign that a guy respects and values his Mom's opinions,etc.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 9:34 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • how is a son asking his mom for advice any different from a daugther doing the same?

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:55 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • No, it does not make them a sissy.

    My folks died 54 years ago, there is not a day that goes by that I don't wish I could talk and listen to them again.

    Enjoy your folks, get to know them, before it is to late.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:09 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I don't think so.

    Answer by Iamasinglemom99 at 1:30 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • It is wonderful when a man is strong enough to go to his mother for advice.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:35 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • So glad I am not alone.

    Comment by MumaSue (original poster) at 9:36 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Asking for advice from mom is not necessarily a bad thing. There is a lot of wisdom there. But there is a limit. Unfortunately it can go way too far on either or both sides.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 10:14 PM on Nov. 19, 2010