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Old 10-27-16, 02:56 PM
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Re: helping him stick to something

grinningsoul, my next comment might seem pretty silly, but I assure you there's a point to it. I hope it helps.

What you've ended up doing is exactly like "mansplaining", except it's "normal-splaining". The assumptions behind what you're saying are not accurate because you don't know enough about what it's like to be him.
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