Deep down, I know that the narcissist is going to do the things narcissists do, and that those things eventually hurt me. Today, my goal is only to be neutral about my situation. When a feeling comes up, I notice it and feel it, then watch it subside. By noticing my feelings, I am less susceptible to slipping into denial.
I remember that narcissism is an illness that is too big for me to fix no matter how much I try, care, hurt, or love.
Adapted from Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery