Found a new blog today. I just had to laugh, as there is always much discussion about a Narcissist's playbook. Well "Open Your Eyes and See" has just discovered the use of such a book in her own family situation.
The targets of this sort of behavior always question themselves about whether they are overreacting or crazy, and then when this sort of gift falls into one's lap---it's sad that some of us actually need this evidence, when we aren't doing anything wrong other than living our lives to the best of our ability (and being honest and straight forward).
Manipulation, I am convinced, is a sneaky form of abuse.
Great blog, and I have included it in my "blogs that prove you are NOT alone".