Are you being manipulated?
Once you are able to identify the signs of a manipulator, you need to talk about it to someone you trust. Speaking with a trusted loved one or a friend will help you gain a different perspective and help understand the reality of your situation. Your manipulator has conditioned and programmed you to believe that the abuse is normal and need someone to help you break out of that thought process.
You should also be more resilient and not allow the narcissistic sociopath to affect you on a personal level. Therapist Sharie Stines suggests “Use the motto – Observe, don’t absorb. We aren’t responsible for anyone else’s feelings.” You should also establish healthy boundaries to make sure their toxic manipulation cannot reach you. “You have your own volitional experience as a human being and you need to know where you end and the other person begins,” adds Stines.