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  •  Yep (7+ / 0-)

    Sounds like the house I grew up in.

    I tell him that there are plenty of things we can talk about, as we have the same tastes in books, movies and music, but he just loves to "discuss" and "talk" about politics. I suppose, so long as you don't say anything to the contrary.

    The biggest indicator to me that I might be fighting a futile battle was when my aunt (his sister) told me that my parents had come to her because they were upset that their kids weren't interacting with him. That everyone (my brothers, as I had moved out by then) went to their rooms to watch TV or get on the computer instead of talking. My aunt delicately asked them if there was an hour where they could turn off the TV and use it to play a board game or something similar. The conversation turned to, "Well, it can't be 5pm because that's when  Beck is on and it can't be 9pm because that's when O'Reilly is on..."

    Needless to say, she facepalmed.

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