A predictable response to change of any kind normally looks like this. Heels dug in. Sweaty palms. Isolation. Reactions. Numbness. Anxiety. Fear.
There is a better way to approach and respond to change:
1. Have an honest and empathetic conversation that enables genuine connection with others.
2. Propagate possibilities. Don't clutch to the immediately obvious. Work with your connections generated above to create multiple pathways forward and a view of the multiple options that could support or explain the change you are seeing.