NPD/No Contact - Make new traditions for YOUR holidays!
A Narcissistic Parent. In my case its my Narcissistic Mother In Law.
"And fourthly, and most importantly, when mind control is involved, the manipulator is guilty. It is never the fault of the victim.
Some narcissists play the martyr. They will play the "woe is me" routine. They list all the sacrifices they have made for you.
Even I've been duped by the narcissist. They come off as charming and high-functioning, but they will bleed you dry before you know it and then they're off to their next victim.
Mothers can do this also. My ex friend would often give me the silent treatment, play manipulative mind games, use the smear campaign, or make false promises to me every time i stood up for myself and don't give her what she wants.
My building manager is a dyed-in-the-wool sociopath. Dealing with him for almost any reason is an exercise in futility as some of his tactics are downright intimidating and sick. He also glibly lies about EVERYTHING. However, I'm not allowing this soulless worm to dominate me. To hell with him. There's someone known as an ATTORNEY who might get a call pretty soon....