My voices used to be abusive and I would just suffer. I had to quit my job. I wore a blanket every day and just walked around like a zombie.
Every new day was a new adventure of what torture they would put me through. Long story short, eventually they became nicer. I still would look catatonic sometimes from the inner conversations.
So I never learned to deal with mean voices. How is it done? Do you yell back? Do you ignore it? What’s your trick to handling it?