Stop retaliating with disquiet and annoyance. Discern what is happening in a conversation before you react. Listen with your ears… and your heart. Someone’s problem does not need to become yours. It does not need to unglue you at the seams. No, look deep into the offender’s life and ask yourself why they act as they do. What then shall be your response? Choose compassion. Choose care. Choose concern. But do not allow abuse. Too many allow inappropriate behavior to go on. Self-esteem by both parties is then lost. The one with the “power” suffers greatly, too, though they see themselves as victorious. The “victim” never loses power unless they give it away. They should turn to Me for strength and guidance. They should love, then move on in their mind. For there is nothing to be gained in the devil’s lair.