Sometimes, as a mother, you have children and your partner. Others, they're all lumped into the same category. Being universally motherly, it's pretty easy for someone like me to want to dole out advice, instruction, or warnings to the whole group and especially when my partner acts more like our kids than an adult It's not always obvious. but some of the signs your partner is basically another toddler you care for are exhausting.
My partner and I have been together 13 years this summer. Two kids and a lot of ups and downs later, it's obvious we have a deep love for one another. However, he and I also come from completely different lives, which, at times, has been the epicenter of a lot of ongoing issues. He's an only child while I'm the oldest to one brother. He'd always been used to getting things his way while I had to learn compromise and sacrifice at a young age. He comes from a fairly stable home life with little interruption, while I had more than my share of turbulence and instability. Seeing each other's perspective can oftentimes be difficult because we're just so different.
Opposites do attract, but with that comes accepting some of the caveats. My "Queen of the House" presence has its downfalls. I've noticed the more I rule my roost, the more my partner acts like one of the kids and, yes, he can be a bit of a man-child. Part of the behavior is from growing up an only child with a mother who provided everything he needed (and more), and the other part is his dependence on me doing the same. I'd love to claim innocence, but I enable him by doing whatever he asked for or addressing him the same way I would with one of our kids (the downfall of being the Queen). We're not perfect (me, especially) but what couple is? With that, here are some of the signs your partner might be just like another toddler in your care. Also, I love you, dear.