I confess that for years I would nod politely as my bf would tell me the same stories over and over about his former days as a nightclub bouncer. Meanwhile I’d want to scream NOT AGAIN as he’d talk about one fight after another. So many years and no new stories! I’m with someone new now, and I just realized that I don’t have to nod politely anymore, because he’s genuinely interesting and isn’t always trying to impress me with his physical prowess. Progress!