It didn't start out this way, but I'm noticing things that get on my nerves more and more. When we all go out, a bit too obnoxious especially with waitresses or young girls he has no chance of hooking up with, loud, annoying, etc. I've stopped initiating all communication and when he texts I might not respond or I respond with very brief, non-answer type responses because the alternative isn't better, "I've decided that you're the type of person who I'd rather not associate with" - yeah, that's much better the the cold shoulder approach. Not. It's better for all parties involved.