You have a lot more control than you may think.
No matter whether it’s with your spouse, boss, or a stranger, you still control … you.
As Carol Dweck says: “Then I realized something. I controlled half of the relationship, my half.”
You control your half. You can walk away. You can say, “I don’t want to talk about this right now.” You can steer it in a positive direction.
If you want to.