Sometimes it is hard to let go of someone in your life but we may not have a choice. Taking the steps to do this are not going to be easy.
Think back about how many times this same thing has happened. You have to come to the realization that some things will never change and you can not control how other people treat you.
What you can control is how you react to the way they treat you. You have to become someone who lets it go no matter how bad someone hurts you with their words. Just let go of those words and do not let it ruin your life.
People who lie about you and use words against you are just cowards. There is something in their life that is making them unhappy and in order to take control of their own life they have to take it out on someone else. You are the target for their anger and their words.
Your first instinct will be to tell them off and get your anger out. The thing is by doing this you are fueling the fire for them to come back at you again. Arguments that go back and forth just keep fueling the fire for more arguments.
The best thing to do is shut it down, do not react at all do not say a word. Ignore everything they have said to you.
It is sort of like having to hold your breath under water. You want to breathe so badly, but you know you can’t.
Then just stop and remember the saying “Sticks and Stones can hurt my bones, but words can never hurt me”.
Those are words to live by.