Prepare for It. The best way to prepare for this reaction is to simply know your stance ahead of time by determining if you would even consider a counteroffer. Yes, it may be more money or a better title, but there's more to consider__including your career goals, level of job satisfaction in your current role, and the opportunities that your new role offers.
How to write an excellent resignation letter. Whatever the language, the sentiment is the same: I'm outta here. However, as a professional person, you need to express that maturely and firmly__ideally, one that doesn't alienate anyone at the job you're leaving. I'm sure we all have that fantasy where we tell off everyone who wronged us on the way out the door, but that person in the fantasy/movie/TV show never seems to have to live with the consequences afterward.