To a narcissist, one source is generally as good as another, but to save face, they will convince themselves that you weren’t worth it in the first place; that they deserve better. You will become no more than a stain on their memory, of little consequence and of no interest (unless something triggers their desires towards you once again, such as a chance encounter).
Generally, then, if you can hold out against their initial attempts to reinstate you as a source of supply, a narcissist will get bored and move on.
There Is Nothing To Feel Bad About
Some people may argue that this strict approach is, in itself, a form of passive-aggressive behavior and that it punishes the narcissist for being they way they are, even if this wasn’t a choice they made consciously.
Perhaps, on the surface, there is a little truth in this. Cutting all ties with a narcissist will, for a short while at least, cause them a degree of pain. This pain is, however, no more than withdrawal from the narcissistic supply you provided.
This method of dealing with a narcissist is ultimately a full and total acceptance of who and what they are. It doesn’t seek to sugar coat the truth or make excuses for anyone – it just acts as the most efficient way of bringing things to a close.