It is said that the only way to truly heal from narcissistic abuse is to walk away and go “no Contact”. No contact can be cold turkey and you never go back, or it can happen over time. No Contact means NO CONTACT, no emails, texts, phone calls, meeting for a drink nothing.
It’s not easy to go instant no contact so sometimes modified contact may be first put into place to wean off and remove this person from your life.
The reason no contact works so well to help the victim heal is that without the distraction and constant triggers the victim is free to learn the skills s/he needs to get stronger and heal.