If you feel someone else has power over you, step back a moment to see it in perspective. If someone speaks to you rudely, you do not need to listen, you can walk away or hang up the phone.
If someone attacks you, you can be defensive or pity the other person for having such inner bitterness it flowed over toward you.
The truth is, no one can jerk your chain without your permission. You cannot control the irrationality or viciousness of another, you can only control your response.
It is human to be hurt when confronted by such nastiness, but at this moment - perhaps more than most others - you need to make yourself a priority and be unwilling to let the other person's problem be YOURS.
Today, be resolved that you will live your life from the inside out, secure in the right action of your heart, and not the outside in, seen from another's skewed viewpoint."