Brought tears to my eyes. Been very difficult to put into words but this is pretty close to a prefect explanation. Sometimes still afraid to fall but trusting in God that I will be strong enough to fly.
Narcissists will provoke you and verbally attack you. When you react to their abuse and defend yourself, they'll turn either rageful or play the victim in front of others to make you look bad. They are con artists who are spiteful and revengeful.
It was one thing to be attacked by someone you hated, but this was something else. This was the kind of hurt that could only be inflicted by someone you loved, who you thought loved you. It was sort of like being stabbed from the inside out.
Don't Keep Dancing with the devil and wonder why you are still in Hell. -- This is what I needed three years ago and to live every day since then. You don't need closure. You don't need an apology from anyone other than other than from yourself.