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A young boy has a better chance of escaping mommy's patronage than an adult — who will, if anything, end up with a domineering wife instead. Rescue is unlikely: there aren't many Action Girls running around looking for poor oppressed boys.
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).Note the Double Standard in this trope, as a girl with a controlling father is almost never Played for Laughs.Sometimes it's the same person, sometimes it's a man and woman sharing one body.If a man and a woman bodies, it's a variant of "Freaky Friday" Flip.