You nailed it! When you are saddled with a narcissistic personality in your life, it erodes and chips away at you over time; robbing you of your self-worth, your livelihood, your relationships and your life. It is a long road back to finding yourself and understanding what happened, but once you do that (it took me decades) there is no going back. The freedom is exhilarating. Thank you for this wonderfully-written article.