She tells me that my advice of ‘ignore them’ doesn’t work anymore.
Also holding up a hand and saying “STOP” isn’t working either.
I nodded, not convinced, but at least she’s talking to me about her struggles and these things take time. She is getting more tools in the the toolbox.
“You don’t need to stand there and argue with anyone. You have permission to just walk away.”
She nodded and got on the bus.