I just kept quiet.
When she finally stopped, she began telling me about those who kept abusing her verbally, by playing on her emotions, the emotions they knew would upset her.
She then asked, what is it that I can do to put an end to letting them get under my skin.
I told her, I too, used to be just like her, until finally . . . I let go!
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.