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How to deal with an a cousin who cuts you out/big's himself up

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    So I've got this cousin and not once has he talked about my BSc Mathematics degree, he hasn't even said how did your exams go or how did your whole year go for the last 3 years.

    He always talks about himself, saying "at uni, women fancy men, and women fancy me".

    He also said "I want to buy a car", I will do this and that after my masters.He was also talking about his height, how he is the tallest out of the family and how his brother has long arm and legs otherwise he would be tall.

    When at parties and functions, he talks to everyone else however, he excludes me.He talks about what's he's doing, however, he knows exactly what I'm doing (applying for jobs in finance), however he does not talk about it, he does not even say how's your job search going. I think he's scared if I overtake him, he's almost denying my achievements.
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    I ask him what's he's doing and he stays silent when I say looking for finance jobs.

    Maybe hes trying to act cooler than you or maybe sees you as a threat within your family or something, like sibling rivalry i woulf personally stop putting the effort in a waste of a person and maybe find more people to interact with, trust me without you giving attention he will most probably start talking to you


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