If you are presently in a relationship with a narcissist person, you will need to develop awareness and confidence in your feelings, choices, and abilities before you can clear up your confusion about the relationship. Your biggest trap is probably fear -- fear of the unknown. Fear may provoke you to continually excuse the NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) person and to doubt yourself. You may choose to keep your head in the sand, fearful of what it might mean if you recognize the depth of the problem.
-- Eleanor D. Payson, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, p. 168