I don't know if I am posting this in the proper forum, but here goes: A buddy of mine in Tennessee, whom I have known since 1992 when we were both on summer staff at Ridgecrest, have been pretty close the past 2 yrs--esp when I lived in Jackson(where he has spent most of his life). However, every time I talk to him on the phone or Yahoo IM, he is starting to sound like a broken record. He is always complaining about how difficult it is to find a good, Christian woman to go out with. He is also sounding like a dead horse regarding a very sensitive social issue in today's society. I don't have the heart to tell him, but he is beginning to depress me every time I call him and he brings up these issues(among others). How can I tell him, in a polite and tactful manner, that I don't want him talking about that stuff all the time?