I have a very large family but I'm closer to some members then others. My cousin J is a perfect example we grew up together being quite close in age and we used to often socialise together.
The past year however has changed our relationship a lot. I hardly see him, in fact unless I actually go and see him while he is working I do not see him. The last time he came to the pub with me (and his other friends it's not just me he doesn't see) was November.
This is troubling me and I am not going to give up on him. I have decided (perhaps wrongly, but he's family so I'm allowed) that I am going to bug him into submission. I have taken to calling him every morning and the first thing I ask him when he answers is if he has pciked a day or evening when he will come out and see me and all his friends. then we chat about other stuff.
He hasn't given me a day yet, but I'm not giving up, I will continue to phone him and invite him places until I get through or until it becomes ridiculous and I have to take further action.... Not sure what this action is yet but I have a lot of time to cook something up in my brain while I sit at work pretending to be busy....
As for the boost in views on my article I foundout some Persian web site had picked it up and promoted it for me... odd but I'm not complaining