Domino, I can't begin to describe how empowering and liberating it was for me to stumble up on this website and specifically your post. This was five years ago. How are things now? I too married into a Narc family and Dear God it's been hell for the past 11+ years of our marriage. It would be so helpful for me to learn more about your journey since distancing yourself and setting very necessary and healthy boundaries. I did the same--refuse to spend wknd or holidays with my husband's family about 5 yrs ago and it went over like a lead ballon. It's bad. There have been two failed marriages as a result and both my husband and his brother are on their second marriages bc women who marry in do not survive. the last two fought--they did. This system is designed to not break and it's such a well-oiled machine. I have stood up for myself after having sold my soul to them for fear of being isolated and no matter what, I still never knew if I was 'in'. Boy do you know when you're out! So much more to add but need to run. Thank you and thank every other brave soul who posted to this forum. We're victims and in different places in our journey. I'm not alone ---just need to remember that! Please send an update. Thank you!