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Cure found for Mamitis!

MamitisWives and girlfriends are rejoicing around the world as the cure for mamitis has finally been discovered. Mamitis, which is the over-the-top, eye-rolling, just-cut-the-umbilical-cord-already relationship between a mother and son, has long been a nuisance to women married to or dating men suffering from this debilitating disease.

Scientists have been working on the cure for mamitis ever since the first tragic case was documented in ancient Greek mythology. For centuries, researchers were stumped because each case was so different. Behaviors ranged from calling mami every day, to not making plans without consulting mami first. However, after careful investigation of the data, they were able to come up with a classification system. Doctors can now prescribe a pill, with the dosage dependent on whether the case is acute, moderate, or severe.

“You don’t know how long I’ve waited for this,” confided a middle-aged wife with tears in her eyes. “The first thing I’m doing is putting his mother in a home. Finally, she won’t interfere in our arguments. Finally, I can be first!”

Mothers’ reactions to the news have been mixed. “Frankly, I’m scared,” says Señora Griselda, age 64. “Who’s going to take me everywhere I need to go? I used to be able to call at any hour and my son would come over, but now I’m going to have to think twice before I make that call. And what about when I have complaints about his wife? Who’s going to take my side now?”

On the other hand, some mamis are relieved. “Ay, por fin!” cried Marina, age 49. “My son never leaves me in peace! I need to find myself a man, and he scares them all away. If I don’t come home every night at a decent hour, he starts calling me nonstop.”

As the date for the pill’s debut gets closer, divorce lawyers are getting nervous: divorce numbers are predicted to drop significantly.  Mamitis was the third all-time reason for divorce, with Mujeriego syndrome and evil suegras coming in as first and second, respectively.

While these lawyers do have a reason to be worried, there is one shining light at the end of their tunnel: In order to receive the prescription, these men have to a) go to the doctor and b) admit they have a problem. These tasks are more easily said than done. “Women are not allowed to seek treatment for their husbands,” informs Dr. Rivera. “So any woman thinking she can just crush the medicine into her husband’s or boyfriend’s avena in the morning can forget about it.”

Doctors can officially begin prescribing the pill, Cortamamis, in May of this year, just in time for Mother’s Day.






About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. I need this desperately for my 4 yr who has an issue when I even talk to people on the streets and is trying to put me on a curfew lol

  2. lol!!!

  3. it will NEVER WORK!

  4. haha!

  5. Leave my mom alone

  6. Yeah right they will continue sucking on the tetatill she dies ,Chancletaso is truly needed once in awhile to remind them whos giving them goid loveing #realtalk

  7. this is funny!

  8. Its faster to find a cure for AIDS or Cancer than it is to find a cure for Mamitis, once they have it , se jodieron las novias y esposas.

  9. Lol!! Its not just men. My ex girlfriend suffers from mamitis. Someone help her!! lololol

  10. This happens when parents don’t let their boys beceome a man and they are always attached to their skirts! I know that I raised a man and my daughter is also tough. I raised them both that way and proud of it!

  11. Lol

  12. my brother sure needs this pill. lol!

  13. LOLOLOLOLOLOL buying stock in the Pharmaceutical company once they START selling it IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ! I AM GOING TO BE RICH I SAY RICH !

  14. idk…. there are a few chronic cases out there too strong to be cured. symptoms include sentences that start w/ “no por que mami usa/compra/dijo/hace/etc.” Women… just breathe. Remember Corinthians: Love is patient, Love is kind… hopes all things, endures all things…” Mamitis included… but a girl can dream. :)

  15. Bull!

  16. Gracias a Dios that my husband doesn’t suffer from mamitis, but I do suffer from “evil suegra” so maybe I should look into this ;)

  17. I had the best mother in law anyone would want to have . I will follow her example and try my best to be a great mother in law to my son’s wives. The requirement is to love my boys .

  18. Lol

  19. Cortamamis

  20. Cortamamis…this article had me rolling on the floor laughing!

  21. Hilarious!!! I need this pill for my brother & brother-in-law!!! LMAO ;))

  22. Hahahaha! Omg Hilarious !!!

  23. Cindy, la partistes with this article. I Looooove it!

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