So, I have this cousin, whom I love very much. She is generous and funny. I enjoy being around her, except that she is always dominating the conversation--well, about 98% of the time. We talk on the phone and I'll try to tell her how my life is going and she interrupts with her life and all the problems she has. However, when I talk about what my kids are up to, she listens for about the same amount of time, then tells how fabulously her kids are doing in school....
I really want to be close to her, but it is hard dealing with her wanting to talk about only her life the bulk of the time. I've even tried being like her during these talks in an effort to hint how she is or to see if maybe she prefers that one-sidedness, but I end up feeling too selfish or she ends up whipping it back to her. It makes me feel like I'm unworthy of her listening to me. What would you do if you were in this situation?
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