This fun sign has the humorous analogy of marriage and cards; Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade.
Not for a Narcissistic Parent it isn't. They hate seeing their target happy. If you're happy they have failed in their job. Only when you're miserable, the Narc is satisfied. But they still feel the need to keep twisting the knife.