Educating yourself on Narcissism or divorcing a narcissist is the single most important thing that you can do. Knowledge is power and you need to stay two steps ahead at all times. Predicting the patterns and attacks should be your first line of defense. By predicting what is coming next, you are able to remove the “shock value” from the narcissistic attack.
With this said, an EQUALLY important reminder is to listen to your intuition. Feeling overwhelmed by the knowledge you are soaking up? This is your sign to slow down and pace yourself. Consider scheduling blocks of time to research — maybe your maximum is three hours per week? There is a fine line between consuming educational material and BEING consumed by educational material. Pace yourself.