Our expert says:
Love and like are less automatically connected than most people seem to assume. IS it his behaviours that have changed, though, or your attitude towards them ? Does he lie to others for gain, or it is, as sometimes is mistakenly done by people who are trying too hard to be nice, that he makes promises even if he knows he will not be able to go through with it, because he assumes this is what people want to hear, and what will make them happy ?
I wish whoever is mass marketing "confrontation" would go off to the Polar ice and confront some polar bears. Cofrontation is not useful at all. That's different from talking calmly and pleasantly to someone,
For instance, you might ( after repeating some of the very nice things you have said about him here ) say to him that you are worried that he often seems to make promises to other people, perhaps hoping this would make them happy, but which he won't be able to keep, which may end up increasing their disappointment.
Having lived and worked in various parts of the world, I find this type of problem seems much more common in SA, where people issue invitations and make promises they clearly have no intention of keeping, and apparently without realizing how annoying and disappointing this can be.
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