Here are a few ways to buy yourself more time to assess the situation.
You don't owe anyone personal information, especially not to satisfy their curiosity.
Repeat your stock answer if the person persists.
When a friend, family member or colleague makes a rude comment and then says," I'm just honest," you may feel inclined to accept their words. Don't. If you know them to be genuine, you will know when to be open to their feedback.
Comments about how you wore the wrong dress or how bad your hair looks, say something like:
When someone has crossed a line, you should open up the conversation alerting the other person to your feelings, concerns, or objections.
Some conversation starters:
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