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Old 05-26-2016, 05:01 AM   #31
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Maybe try complimenting him on something completely non fitness related? See if you can start steering him to some other paths to get validation? Because talking about it all the time does sound at least in part like a search for validation (it may also be mostly what is on his mind). Even if it is a bit of a reach at first, if you can say something about how well he dresses, or his knowledge of cars, or whatever, maybe he'll start talking that around you more?

No promises, but maybe worth a shot?
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