I work in an office, and my mom works with me. She is a gossiper. She 'vents on me' frequently. I just listen. I try not to get involved. Now we have a new office assistant who is 37 times worse. she delibertly starts gossip and tries to dig up stories. I am uncomfortable hearing these remarks about others, but I don't want to be rude to my co-workers. Since my mom is involved its more delicate. She is aware of my feelings but its not helping.
Please give me some advice on how to handle hen talk.