Whether it is a partner or a parent, a narcissist would sooner burn you to the ground than take any responsibility for their awful, abusive behavior. They’ll discredit and gaslight anything you have to say that makes them look unflattering. I know from experience. I have both a parent who is a particularly nasty breed of narcissist and was married to one with narcissistic tendencies. Compared to my mother, he is narc-light, but equally as unpleasant to be with in the long-run.