His mother might try to completely dominate his life, to the point of telling him who to marry (and if he disobeys then she'll try to ruin his relationship or at least ruin her life too), turning him into a Momma's Boy: hopeless with women, timid, weak, and lacking the spirit to stand up to his mother. On the other hand, if he does stand up to her then he's not a Momma's Boy, even though she's still My Beloved Smother.Young examples are shown sympathetically, older ones are usually Acceptable Targets because no one can be a badass if he always obeys his mother's instructions (unless she's encouraging him to be a badass which would make her more of an Action Mom).So there's the real danger that Momma's boy will grow old alone, until smother dies, when it's too late to change their ways and set right what went wrong.To every Momma's Boy there is a Boy's Momma, of course.The attorney warns Albie that because pot isn’t legal in New Jersey, and that’s where his company is based, he could “potentially” be putting himself at risk.Just like that Albie throws in the trowel on that business – on to the next. Albie informs Caroline she’ll no longer have to put aside money for his bail, and she’s relieved (and barely keeping the ‘I Told You So’s…’ on simmer).But no matter the outcome, the whole situation has us thinking back to past reality shows that were canceled due to controversy. The famous TLC series surrounding Alana Thompson, her mother June Shannon and her sisters came to a screeching halt in 2014.The network canceled the show when reports came out that Mama June was allegedly dating a convicted child molester.
After being in a relationship with The Game for more than a decade and starring in their reality show, Tiffney Cambridge was probably used to details of her private life coming out.
Although the trope is usually played as inherently negative, it can also be portrayed in a more positive light, becoming essentially a gender-inversion of Daddy's Girl in which mother and son are simply very close and utterly adore each other, often to the exclusion of the father (if he's even around to begin with); and while the well-meaning mother might naturally welcome the idea of her son getting hooked, the usual doting and spoiling with which she treats her son might be a bit overwhelming for potential Love Interests...
if she didn't accidentally scare them off with her overprotectiveness first. The Distaff Counterpart, Daddy's Girl, is less often portrayed as inherently a bad thing.
Now if only Albie would rid himself of that other unsavory business: Brittany.
To deal with that, Albie meets with his life coach who advises him to man-up about his feelings for Brittany. Why does Albie need a life coach – isn’t that what Caroline is for?