It's funny what people subject themselves to, before they realize it's not worth fighting for anymore.
It's even funnier what people subject themselves to, in order to find a way out, after they've decided to retreat.
Funny how much energy, time, and self-esteem people expend before they realize that the door is the easiest way out. That they just have to stand up; gather their things: the baking dish, the toothbrush, cigarettes, bag, shoes, and what-have-you's; walk out; shut the door behind them (bang it for more cinematic effect); and never look back. (At least until the lift opens and transports them to a safer place --- the lobby.)
Lessons have been learned. My life has changed. Take a bow. You played your role well.