Fiction? I have clients like this in life coaching/counseling. And I used to be like the first part years ago. I didn’t exactly go to the other edge though. I just saw clearly, explained, forgave me, and moved on. I learned to listen to my inner voice, to declare my limits to others when necessary , to say “no” when I can’t do a favor, to say “yes” when I can, etc.
But going to the other edge is something I see around very very often.
Thank you, Patrick!