Be careful about telling a narcissist's victim that they have to stay in touch because the narcissist is their mother, father, grandparent, relative, etc... Not every biological parent is capable of being safe or loving. People who are being abused need our support to find safety and peace--not our guilt trips!
After my husband of 14 years abandoned us, we ended up in a homeless shelter. It was a rough and scary time, but we all came out on top. We're actually better off now in all capacities of the word than when he was still around. Here's our journey and how you can help a child through a loss or abandonment