How to feel miserable as an artist...Never follow RULES, dictates, or expectations of others when you create! The less lessons the better! Your art is an innate part of your being! We are meant to create! If you simply make your art for your own pleasure without judgment, it will have meaning and purpose for you. Trust me, this is means and end of art!
Silent treatment from the narcissist. Once they sever the connection w you, it's ok if they forget you. If they can erase you that easily, they never were the person who deserved you. Moving on after narcissistic discard.