Lord, I am really doubting myself here, already on the defensive because this woman has hit my buttons before, telling me to change my man or his attitude about something, and telling me how I am wrong myself, etc. I do not presume to tell other people what they need to do, and I DESPISE it when they tell me such things. I do not feel that ANYONE, not even my Mate, has the right to tell me how I feel, what I said, what I think, or what I should do. I avoid ALL people who act in this fashion. If I had my way, I would avoid this situation as well, as it SHOULD have nothing to do with me at all. Yet I do not want to add weight to my Mate by forcing him to explain my absence. Therefore I will go along, and I will do my absolute best to stay neutral and calm. If she starts to judge, I ask you to help me keep the peace and either gracefully change the subject, or just walk away. I know I can trust you to give me a way OUT, Lord, as your Word promises. Help me to stay calm enough to recognize the way out that you provide, and humble enough to use that escape rather than to stay and defend myself. YOU are my defender, YOU are my honor. Let that be ENOUGH, faithful Shepherd. I give myself over into your hands. Help me to be faithful. Amen.