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Hi

Could you please tell me if these lines are natural? Any suggestions are welcome.

[woman to her friend whose teenage son has been telling her that he will go away from the house]

Just think, can he go on on his own for long? Can he at this stage arrange a house for himself? Even if he goes to a friend, for how long? You have requested him over time and again and that perhaps is working as a kind of ego massage for him. This I am telling you from my own experience.

Thanks

Tom
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[woman to her friend whose teenage son has been telling her that he will leave home]

Just think-- can he survive on his own for long? Can he keep house for himself at his age? Even if he lives with a friend, how long will it last? You've asked him time and again, and that's perhaps been a kind of ego massage for him. I'm telling you this from my own experience.
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Hi MrM!
Mister Micawberand that's perhaps been a kind of ego massage for him.
What do you mean by "ego massage" here?

Thanks!Emotion: smile
I don't mean anything. I didn't write it– Tom did. Ask him.
Yeah, I'd better do that. Emotion: smile Sorry for asking.
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Many thanks, MM! I am very grateful.

I would like to know who verified MM's post, please.

Tom