Many times we find ourselves in situations that we cannot change. Despite our best efforts, we realise that we cannot change people or influence their behaviour towards us.
The best chance that we have during those times is changing our view of the situation. If you cannot change how people treat you then change the way you react to it.
That takes away their power. I say this very well aware from personal experience that it is better said than done. I also say very well aware of how much strength we can derive from controlling only what we can and that starts with changing ourselves and our mindsets.