How to Deal with Childish Men

October 2, 2010 by AndAnotherThing  
Published in Dating

Childish or immature men are difficult but not always impossible to deal with. This article offers some tried and tested methods and a few surprising tips on how to deal with the childish or immature man in your life.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! You have just realised, the penny has just dropped, the truth has hit you like a door in your face that the man you are dating, your partner or (worse case scenario) your husband is childish, also known as immature! Well, at least you should count your blessings as, before you realised this or made the discovery, your man was probably getting away with childish and immature behaviour. At least now he need not get away with childish immature behaviour any longer! 

Image by boltron- via Flickr Up the anti when it comes to food fights!

Six Top Tactics for Dealing with Childish and Immature Men

  1. You can fight fire with fire. For example if he says “ner, ner, ner, ner, ner,” you say “ner, ner, ner, ner, ner”. If he starts a food fight then your join in or start the next one.
  2. You can up the anti. For example if he says “ner, ner, ner, ner, ner”, you same the same but add “with brass knobs on the end”. If he starts a food fight you finish it by pouring a four pint jug of cold water over his head.
  3. You can tell on him to his mother. Normally, it is a man’s mother who is to blame for him being so childish and immature, so they (their mothers) should expect to pick up the pieces.
  4. You can punish childish immature behaviour by removing his favourite toy, gadget or activity (this includes bedroom activities) until he behaves in a grown up manner.
  5. You can put him on the naughty step of some adult equivalent. This might be stop talking to him (childish immature men hate to be ignored) or stop doing him any favours.
  6. The best way to deal with childish, immature men is to get rid of them. Learn from your mistakes and next time avoid childish immature men. remember, you are often better off on your own than dating or living with a childish, immature man.
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8 Responses to “How to Deal with Childish Men”
  1. dwyseone Says:

    Nice info. thanks for sharing.

  2. babyishinilej Says:

    You’ve got it made.

  3. Jonny Says:

    1. & 2. Actually reinforces childish behavior, don’t ever do this
    3. Cowardly proxy, destroys trust and respect, relationship dies, don’t ever do this
    4. Taking this controlling parent role consequently reinforces his role as child, don’t ever do this
    5. Better
    6. Best

  4. AndAnotherThing Says:


    Well of course you should get rid of immature men. Getting rid is the best solution to every problem. But, if you can’t get rid you should have some fun.

  5. 1421 Says:

    I cant get rid of my husband. We just married 2 months ago… we cannot just divorce . he is very childish and i always have to be very careful when talking with him.

    point 5 is good and it is what i am doing now. But sometimes, i have to put myself as a pleaser person for not making things worse. point 6 is the point i dont wanna do since it shows I am a looser.

    Think as i am living with a child, or you having a child and you love him. Would you just get rid of your child and make your child homeless? are you able to do that? me, no.

  6. AndAnotherThing Says:

    @1421 – you can’t ruin your won life because a stupid person will not take responsibility for their actions. Partners in your position often act like martyrs (live unhappily to make another happy) and only get out of the mess they are in when the selfish immature one finds something better and goes off without a second thought. This article was only written for fun but this had to be pointed out!

  7. Cheerio Says:

    The first four steps are absurd. After all, you’re dealing with a childish ADULT, not an actual child. There is an intellectual difference if not an emotional one, and it pays to understand that. Steps 5 and 6 are the only ones that will work.

    The silent treatment works well because these people can dish it out but they can’t take it. Moreover, they can’t stand not to be the most important thing on the planet, which is what you take away from them by ignoring them. Best case scenario, however, unless you want to spend a lifetime with a 5-year-old as a mate, would be to get rid of him.

  8. Jada Says:

    I dont know. But I have been dealing with an immature man for 5 years and I want to through in the towel. Bad enough he lies and even our daugther seems to be more mature than him…I had his mother behaving in a similar manner and it dawned on me this MAN will never change! He is more than annoying and won\’t grow up.

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