Walking across minefields every day is not worth the danger when the only thing we are fighting for is another sparse moment of peace with the Narcissist. No outer gear of protection will keep us safe from the Narcissist’s attacks because their favored weapons cause us injury from the inside-out (our minds, spirits, and identities).
This is a warfare that we will, more often than not, become captives and unable to flee without the help of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I know this as truth because He enabled my escape from the enemy.
After the long battle, it left me with Complex-PTSD. This aspect of the war was not an insufficiency of God, but it was a means for me to seek professional intervention and learn why I became entangled in such a battle. The answer aided the likelihood of never fighting another war of this nature, again.
If we walk across minefields in enemy territory, let us remind ourselves that no such struggle is worth our mental and/or spiritual life.
Avoid it, do not pass by it;
Turn away from it and pass on.