The only way to stop them is to cut them out of the equation of your life. It can make the narcissist angry. That evil narc is beneath the level of contempt. Void of understanding and empathy. They just don't care who they step on and hurt in the process.
These are just a few things abusive people do. Abuse or putting enough pressure on you to help you step up to a better version of yourself. It depends on the dynamics of the people involved, their motive, and intent.
Anyone else's life full of fucking narcissists? Ugh.
Quote on abuse - If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a woman who has survived intense damage and refused to allow it to destroy her softness.