If someone is denying your experience walk away. I too am still learning this one, given I’m an activist and advocate with some unusual knowledge…knowledge I often wish I did not have. There is a point in some dialogues where it becomes clear that any more discussion is wasted breath and life-force. Time to walk. This point may happen very soon or it may happen after quite a lot of discussion. When communication ceases, walk away.
I wrote that and shared it with some friends. One of them in turn shared this with me:
If you find yourself continuing to speak to someone who cannot hear you then neither of you are listening. — Charlie Morris
And there is this too:
In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change. — Thich Nhat Hanh
Once there is no communication happening one must shut up, listen more closely and then reassess how to approach the issue and then perhaps simply leave depending on what is appropriate.