one my narcissist mother and golden-child baby brother used every chance they got in order to get their way and dominate a situation. Anytime I would question something, as I recalled a situation or conversation differently, or when I confronted them for saying something hurtful or embarassing — my opinion was dismissed or discredited. “You are being too sensitive….” “I didn’t say that.” “You are just being a bully (for calling them out for being one).” Couple this with being forced to normalized dysfunction on a regular basis or else, and you have a nasty recipe for abuse. I eventually had to go no-contact because they refused to recognize the ill-effects of their narc/flying-monkey abuse combo and change for the sake of having a healthier relationship. My well-being and safety didn’t matter to them in the slightest. Sad, but true. Unfortunately, abuse came come from a friend, partner, or family member.