Marni: Why is that?
Gary: My brother has the worst manners.
Marni: Oh, no.
Gary: And I just don’t know what to do. He’s so offensive whenever people are talking, he just doesn’t care what they have to say. He’s burnt so many bridges that friends of mine don’t even want to come to our gatherings anymore.
Marni: Wow. Do you think he’s aware of this? Or is he unaware of his actions?
Gary: I don’t think he’s aware of it. I think he’s just an insulting type of guy.
Marni: Interesting. Well, perhaps you can try to lead by example and be really mindful of the example that you’re setting with manners that you have.
Gary: I could do that. I hope that he can become considerate of other people and what their thoughts are and how they feel. Do you think that’ll do it?
Marni: I think that good modeling is really important. And when you’re in a group of people, just trying to steer the conversation away from anything that can get offensive. But it’s important to try be yourself and to show him certain social graces.
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