If you’ve been devalued and discarded by the narcissist in your life, then neurologically, keeping them around will only strengthen your biochemical addiction that formed inside the relationship. Plus, the continued rejection by the narcissist activates the same centers in your brains physical pain. In many cases, people describe emotional pain to be much worse.
Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.
When you let go of someone who was bad for you, you make room in your life for healing and new possibilities. It’s important that you stop leaning on the narcissist for comfort because that keeps you tied to them. You delay your healing process and avoid learning the lessons you need to learn by continuing to have contact.
It will feel like the hardest thing you’ve ever done, BUT, it will also be the most liberating thing you’ve ever done.