You can always tell the true measure of a man by the way he treats his mother.
What do you think of that philosophy? True? False?
I think in most instances, this quote rings true. How a man treats almost any other woman (or any other person really) is testimony to his character and a good indicator for how he may treat you.
Is he respectful towards his mother? Does he appreciate her sacrifices she made while raising him? Does he respect her role, whether it was stay-at-home mom, work-at-home mom or a mom who worked outside the home?
Does he keep in touch with his mother and remember her birthday, Mother’s Day and other special occasions because he wants to honor her? Or does he grumble about it and show up out of sheer obligation?
If a man has a healthy relationship with his mother within proper boundaries on both ends and mutual respect, these are helpful indications of how he may behave in a relationship with you.
Pay attention to how he talks to and about women. Does he treat the waitress with the same respect as he does his business partner? (You get the idea). Does he undermine other women, even women he doesn’t know? Does he sneer, flirt, make unsavory comments?
You want a man who will treat you with respect, kindness, and consideration. I’ve long said to listen to what people say but pay very close attention to what they do as well.
And remember, we all want that man who will treat us like a queen, respect us, and be devoted to us. We need to be women who will respect our mates, treat them like kings with equal devotion. If we both do that for each other, we’re golden in our relationships.