I have a cousin who is the same age as I am and over the past couple years he has always been a real dick to me, to put it bluntly. I am as kind as possible around him and he always brags about himself and asks why I’m not the same. I played a couple years of football in middle school. I was the starting running back and was pretty good. I quit cause I didn’t have enough time for it. He still plays and gives me so much shit. “Why did you quit, you pussy?”.
I also have loved to play basketball for most of my childhood. I had played since 3rd grade. I did many club teams and started on my middle school team. When I got into high school I decided to quit since it’s pretty hard to make the team. It’s a 4A school that wins State like every year. I chose to focus on Academics. It was a tough decision for me. He gave me shit like always. He’ll say “Bro, I play football AND baseball. You quit basketball too? Dang, your not athletic at all anymore.” Even though I still regularly play ball with my friends and am on the school tennis team. Currently I’m getting shit from him that really stings. As a Mormon, I’m not allowed to date girls till Im 16. Me and my cousin recently turned 16 and he already has a girlfriend and has taken her to many school dances. I have a group of guy friends who I hang out with all the time and have many girls who are great friends in a lot of my classes too. But I don’t have a girlfriend. Iv been 16 for only like a month. He gives me so much damn shit over this. “Dude are you terrified of girls”. " Stop hiding under a Rock". “Have you even made out with a girl yet?” “Do you even try to talk to girls?”
I feel like absolute shit. God, he just makes me feel like so much less than him. I have a 4.0 GPA, am very involved in school clubs and have a great group of friends. I should be happy about myself but he really tears me down.
Try not to worry about what he thinks. He doesn’t know what he is talking about.