It is hard to get out of abusive relationships and, the longer you stay, the more difficult it becomes. When you finally do escape, you are no longer the person you were. The person you were died and is gone forever.
I believe that parents who do not accept their child as they are and who often criticize and judge them, inadvertently create narcissists. The narcissist is basically covering up their own deep insecurities.
Thanks, Mom! After hell-years with your exsample I was the perfect mark for the next narcissistic abuser in MY LIFE! (quote get out why you still can my little girl or you will end up in therapy with PTSD