This smear campaign accomplishes three things:
- It depicts you as the abuser or unstable person and deflects your accusations of abuse.
- It provokes you, thus proving your instability to others when trying to argue his or her depiction of you.
- Serves as a hovering technique in which the narcissist seeks to pull you back into the trauma of the relationship as you struggle to reconcile the rumors about you with who you actually are by speaking out against the accusations.
The only way to not get pulled into this tactic is by going full no contact with both the narcissist and his or her harem.