We get comfortable with the treatment we receive. We make excuses and we justify in our minds that it will get better. We look at all the changes to our lives that will happen if we are able to escape. From mutual friends the co-workers and family to daily routines.
Escaping is the only answer. It does not get better. It just gets worse. Each time they manipulate your feelings their power grows.
Your friends and family probably see what is happening. Mine did and I didn’t listen until it was very ugly. Life is freeing when you don’t live under a narcissists control.