This is super hard to learn for anyone that has been through a narcissistic relationship... they make you believe they "really" need "you" and yet are just expert sociopaths and manipulative liars with the most charming personalities (it is very true)
There are so many of us that allow ourselves to remain captive by things that were said or happened in our past. Today make the choice to leave it where it belongs, in the past. Simply walk away and refuse to look back any longer!
After two+ years, I've finally realized this. It's a shame that the same person who freaked out when it happened to them, has done the same thing. What's one hour a month to see an old friend or three seconds to respond to a text message.