They are skilled masters for blurring the reality by saying things like, “You are imagining things,” “You are crazy for thinking that,” “I never did/said that,” etc.
The longer you are living in a constant doubt of yourself, the more anxious and depressed you’ll become. The narcissist will break you down and isolate you from every dear person in your life. You will start fearing them because you don’t have anyone around to help you, so you will be desperately clinging onto the narcissist out of despair and hopelessness.
Of course, the narcissist loves it. Your codependency has given them the total control over you and the situation. That’s what they wanted all along.
The outcome? Tragic. Ending a relationship with a narcissist is one of the most difficult and devastating things that you could ever do. Almost every relationship with a narcissist ends with a complete destruction. They leave nothing behind other than suffering, pain, and feelings of complete loss of oneself.
Luckily, you can survive this. You can get out of it stronger and more resilient than ever.
Say NO to the abuse. Say NO to your feelings of unworthiness. Cut out all the communication with the narcissist. Untie yourself from them. That’s the only way that you can get your life back in order.