The same thing is true of the boy. Even more so. Beware of the boy whose mother is his only real interest, or whose mother hovers over him and wants to be the one co whom he constantly turns. Better leave him alone; for he is a big marriage risk. We all admire the boy who is thoughtful of his mother; for it is absolutely true that he will be thoughtful of his wife. That is a very different thing from what we call a ·mother fixation.’