If you choose passive resistance, do not be drawn into altercations by those who visibly turn against you in anger. All they succeed in doing is validating you were correct to exclude them from your life. They confirm your actions were right.
Silence speaks volumes. The Shield of Gardol should always be in place and remember this: only those in life who you value have the ability to impact you. Don't let negative people rent space in your head.
The naysayers pass through your life like bottom feeders, and then float away like flotsam and jetsam.
"Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” Mahatma Gandhi