This is just the most accurate way to describe how/why the smear campaign begins. So very accurate! Surviving an emotionally abusive mother with narcissistic personality disorder and an enabling father and siblings
The lies are so cruel that is kills you slowly thinking someone could want to hurt you that bad. And when they help poison your children into hating you too.that is when you have met evil in the flesh.
The time just before we fully recover is the trickiest time for us, because it's the time when we still feel the emotional pull, and it's the time when we need gentle but firm parenting from ourselves to bring us back to the reality of the situation.