This is what it feel like to be with a Narcissistic Sociopath. You constantly have to have your guard up to avoid all attacks. Your survival instincts kick in, and you will do anything to protect yourself from their manipulative tactics.
PTSD awareness quote - When we talk about SwanWaters, we often explain it as a place of support and validation. There is a reason why we specifically highlight validation, because it fulfills a multitude of important functions in the process of recovery.