In my experience and (not always successful), we must be conscious, remain cognizant and develop self control when faced with triggers. Remember, there is always something more we can do to evolve. - Kym L. Pasqualini
This is what it feel like to be with a Narcissist. You constantly have to have your guard up to avoid all attacks. Your survival instincts kicks in, and you will do anything to protect yourself from Narcissistic Abuse.
Hera pauses and takes a deep breath, as if she's trying not to cry. "I should be over it," she says, "but I'm not. It still haunts me every day." "No, Hera." I say, "You shouldn't be over it. This isn't something you simply 'get over'. It stays with you. And I'm about to find that out for myself."