Prepare for It. Your best option in this scenario is to accept it with dignity and make sure you're ready to leave the office for good when you turn in your resignation letter, whether that means gathering up your personal items or making sure you've collected the names and contact information for the teammates and clients you'd like to stay in touch with.
Spot the Signs. You may receive this reaction if you're a high_ranking executive or director. These positions can be difficult to replace quickly, so it may be worth it to your company to tempt you to stay rather than letting you go without a fight. It can also happen if you have extremely specialized knowledge that would make it challenging to replace you. On the other hand, if you're in an entry_ or mid_level position, and someone could be hired into your position without much trouble, it's less likely your boss will put up a fight__and a counteroffer.