Dear E. Jean: How do you wean a boyfriend from his mother? We’ve been together six years. Our relationship’s in good standing, but he’s 27, he just moved out of his parents’ house, and he still clings to his mother, lunching with her often and spending every weekend with them (which she guilts him into—easy to do because he has no practice being on his own). I just want to spend a Sunday alone with him! —Mama’s Boy’s Babe
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Boy’s Babe: Rent a candy-apple-red convertible, screech up to his parents’ house Sunday around noon, jam the horn (yes, challenge his mother on her own turf), throw the car door open for the boy, and whisk him out to the country for an afternoon of berry-picking and wild sex. Unless his mother is Jeff Gordon, this combo of cars and canoodling will enlighten him as to how Sundays should be spent.
This letter is from the Ask E. Jean Archive, 1993-2017. Send questions to E. Jean at E.Jean@AskEJean.com.