We often call, zoom, or invite people over to our homes. Within a few minutes, they hear a series of continuous, rhythmic chirping or beeping. It's not long before the person says, "Is that your smoke detector? I think you need to change your batteries." And because of shame, embarrassment, and the need to remain in cognitive dissonance, you gaslight them and yourself with, "Nah, I think that's something else." That's how it is when you've been in narcissistic relationships so long. First, you acknowledge the beeps. Then, after a while, you become immune to the chaos, drama, trauma, and confusion. In your head, the volume is turned down, while everyone else continues to suffer. But why?