She realized she had to stay home from here on out. When she went out to social events the words hurt her ears and penetrated her brain. She was no longer one of them and had become “other”. Generally this meant instant social ostracism but they made excuses for her. She was fragile .
If she raised her hand and asked if all dialogue could be about anything other than neighbors what would happen?
Maybe she could insist they each take a corner of the world and focus on healing it.