You all know my encounters with the Malignant Narcissist I have mentioned for a year or more, on here. Well, I sent her running and it was a glorious day. My theory paid off. You have to pull off the mask. They live to keep on the mask. If you can pull it down( and it is not easy), they will eschew you like Dracula and the cross and the Vampire with garlic.
I am making it sound easier than it is. It is very hard. That mask is like two ton granite. It is like David next to the giant, Goliath. However, if you stick with it, you can prevail.It really is as simple as pulling off the mask. Under the mask, is the same puddle of water into which the Wicked Witch of the West dissolved. How fitting.