Targets are stuck between a rock and a hard place, right where the Narcissist wants them to be, damned if they defend themselves and damned if they don’t BUT basically isolated and defenseless. Gregory Zaffuto After Narcissistic Abuse
127: Monkeys in the Middle I've gone to lengths not to put people in the middle of my situation. I don't want anyone else to carry my water.
119: And so it goes "How often we murder parts of ourselves by not letting things advance or come close. How often we let fear rule our emotional lives. How often we kill or chase away everything that moves." - @MarkNepo
109: Blah. Blah. Blah. "Trying to affair-proof your relationship is a fool’s errand. You will be far happier if you focus on affair proofing yourself and keeping your expectations on your partner realistically human.”