I've "shared" my writings with my uncle for one and a half year now. I collected the courage to ask him if he could be the person I could share my writings with and we started talking on the phone once or twice every week. I read up what I have written to him and he reviews it/comments it. I have had many great phone conversations with him and I really want to continue talking to him about my project. The problem I have right now is that I feel that he has lost interest in my project and he isn't commenting as much on it as he used to. I love to discuss my fictional world and characters with him, and I love to hear his opinions of my writings. I have asked him why he isn't commenting on my writings and why he hasn't been very curious lately. He told me last Sunday that I must remember that it is my project and not his and that he will never share the same enthusiasm as me. He said that the reason he is interested in my project is because I am the one who made it and because I am interested in it. That upsets me very much. I really want him to be genuinly interested in my work. He denies that he talks with me about it because he pities me or because he wants to be kind to me. He says he does it because he is interested in me primarily (because I am his niece). He told me that "if you decide to put away your project, I will eventually forget it". That one bothers me really much. How can he forget something that I have shared with him three hours a week for a year and a half? I then asked him if he was looking forwards to what happened next, if he ever thought about my characters, if he ever thought about my fictional world and if he ever wondered about what turn I would take the next time. He said that he never thinks about my writings when we don't talk together in the phone. He was only interested in it when we were in the phone. How is it possible to totally block something when you are not on the phone and suddenly become interested when you are on the phone? He always denies that he is uninterested in my project, and no matter how many times I ask, he says he is interested. He is not a big fan of fantasy literature (I am writing fantasy). At the same time, he says yes to hear about and discuss my project. I have lost some of my want to write after he told me he would forget my project if I put it on the shelf. What should I do? Should I continue sharing it with him? (I find it hard to write all alone without anyone to talk to about my writings). Please help me!