Narcissists are extremely sneaky. They will use your reactions to what they have done to you, in an effort to make you look crazy. They do this by telling others only half of the actual occurrence, and conveniently leave out their actions.
Ex Recycling ♻️ -I would be the "Crazy" ex who sees through the lies. My ex husband even sent letters to our friends explaining that. So many friends awkwardly called me to tell me that my ex had sent them this weird letter.
Psychopaths generate pity plays for many reasons. But it is especially dangerous because they use the poor me routine to manipulate their targets into forgiving them and giving them chance after chance after chance, thus perpetuating the cycle of abuse.