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Are you in a relationship that leaves you confused, feeling attacked, or walking on eggshells? Or have you gotten out of one that made you feel that way and are unsure what to do next?

Learn more about narcissistic abuse from Dr. Kerry McAvoy, a mental health clinician and author of Love You More, and Tara Blair Ball, Certified Relationship Coach and author of Reclaim and Recover: Heal from Toxic Relationships with a 7-Step Guided Journal, as they tackle toxic relationship dynamics.

Listen in as they describe destructive types of personalities, typical partner profiles, progressive stages of abuse, and common manipulation tactics. Find out why these relationships are difficult to avoid, what makes them tough to leave, and how to recover and find love for yourself again.

Each episode ends with a practical self-help tip to help you start your healing today.

Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse Kerry McAvoy, Ph.D. & Tara Blair Ball

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Are you in a relationship that leaves you confused, feeling attacked, or walking on eggshells? Or have you gotten out of one that made you feel that way and are unsure what to do next?

Learn more about narcissistic abuse from Dr. Kerry McAvoy, a mental health clinician and author of Love You More, and Tara Blair Ball, Certified Relationship Coach and author of Reclaim and Recover: Heal from Toxic Relationships with a 7-Step Guided Journal, as they tackle toxic relationship dynamics.

Listen in as they describe destructive types of personalities, typical partner profiles, progressive stages of abuse, and common manipulation tactics. Find out why these relationships are difficult to avoid, what makes them tough to leave, and how to recover and find love for yourself again.

Each episode ends with a practical self-help tip to help you start your healing today.

    What Is "Narcissistic Abuse?" How Is It Different from Abuse? Is It Being Overused?

    What Is "Narcissistic Abuse?" How Is It Different from Abuse? Is It Being Overused?

    In this week’s episode, Kerry and Tara discuss the use of narcissistic abuse. It's become a very popular topic on social media. Is it being overused? Then in the Self-Help Tip for today, we'll share how to handle a common argument tactic like DARVO.
    Follow Kerry and Tara on Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook: Kerry's accounts & Tara's accounts
    Are you struggling with challenging family relationships? Maybe you’re experiencing damaging power plays, maddening triangulation, or tattling in the form of gossip? Join the upcoming webinar on February 9, 2023 Best Coping & Management Strategies for Toxic or Narcissistic Families: Surviving the chaos of a narcissistic family member. Get your tickets now.
    Sign up for the online course! First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist.
    Are you looking for community support after narcissistic abuse? Become a member of Dr. Kerry McAvoy's exclusive Facebook group, Toxic-Free Relationship Club!
    Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross. Available here at the following online stores.
    And be sure to sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises!
    Seeking help? Book a coaching session with Tara.
    Reclaim & Recover: Heal from Toxic Relationships with a 7-Step Guided Journal. Get the Journal on Amazon.
    Consider donating the cost of a cup of coffee to support this podcast!
    More at resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com

    • 23 min
    As a survivor of abuse, are you setting realistic goals for yourself in 2023?

    As a survivor of abuse, are you setting realistic goals for yourself in 2023?

    In this week’s episode, Kerry and Tara discuss setting realistic goals in 2023 and the Self-Help Tip is a simple strategy on how to hold better boundaries.
    Follow Kerry and Tara on Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook: Kerry's accounts & Tara's accounts
    Sign up for the online course! First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist.
    Are you looking for community support after narcissistic abuse? Become a member of Dr. Kerry McAvoy's exclusive Facebook group, Toxic-Free Relationship Club!
    Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross. Available here at the following online stores.
    And be sure to sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises!
    Seeking help? Book a coaching session with Tara.
    Reclaim & Recover: Heal from Toxic Relationships with a 7-Step Guided Journal. Get the Journal on Amazon.
    Consider donating the cost of a cup of coffee to support this podcast!
    More at resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com

    • 25 min
    Big changes for the new year! Let’s make it one of wholeness & health

    Big changes for the new year! Let’s make it one of wholeness & health

    Welcome back to a new season! I’m being joined with a co-host, Tara Blair Ball, author & relationship coach and kicking off a new self-help tip segment.
    Follow Kerry and Tara on Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook: Kerry's accounts & Tara's accounts
    Sign up for the online course! First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist.
    Are you looking for community support after narcissistic abuse? Become a member of Dr. Kerry McAvoy's exclusive Facebook group, Toxic-Free Relationship Club!
    Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross. Available here at the following online stores.
    And be sure to sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises!
    Seeking help? Book a coaching session with Tara.
    Reclaim & Recover: Heal from Toxic Relationships with a 7-Step Guided Journal. Get the Journal on Amazon.
    Consider donating the cost of a cup of coffee to support this podcast!
    More at resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com

    • 22 min
    Ready for the holidays? My three top tips for dealing with difficult relatives and in-laws

    Ready for the holidays? My three top tips for dealing with difficult relatives and in-laws

    Narcissist and other difficult people love to ruin the holidays. They will find some way to make it harder on you.
    In this episode I’m going to offer three of my favorite tips on how to manage this year’s holiday season so that it’s more manageable and meaningful.
    I'll be back next year for season 2!
    Register now to 6 Steps to Reclaiming Inner Peace and Confidence. Group coaching with Trey de la Torre and Dr. McAvoy. Next six sessions start January 7th.
    Follow me on Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook! @kerrymcavoyphd
    Sign up for the online course! First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist.
    Are you looking for community support after narcissistic abuse? Become a member of Dr. Kerry McAvoy's exclusive Facebook group, Toxic-Free Relationship Club!
    Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse?
    LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross
    Available here at the following online stores.
    And be sure to sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises!
    Consider donating the cost of a cup of coffee to support this podcast!
    More at resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com

    • 25 min
    I've lost my sense of self after narcissistic abuse. How do I reclaim it?

    I've lost my sense of self after narcissistic abuse. How do I reclaim it?

    Narcissistic abuse damages our sense of self because our sense of self is constantly in flux. An exchange of psychological influence occurs between us and those around us.
    This episode will look closely at this process and how abuse impacts it as well as outline some ways to begin healing self-esteem after abuse.
    Get early bird tickets to How Could He Do That? Live Interview with Lundy Bancroft. Watch the webinar live and have some of your questions answered. Ticketholders will also get a recording of the webinar.
    Follow me on Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook! @kerrymcavoyphd
    Sign up for the online course! First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist.
    Are you looking for community support after narcissistic abuse? Become a member of Dr. Kerry McAvoy's exclusive Facebook group, Toxic-Free Relationship Club!
    Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse?
    LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross
    Available here at the following online stores.
    And be sure to sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises!
    Consider donating the cost of a cup of coffee to support this podcast!
    More at resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com

    • 22 min
    Why does every issue turn into an argument? My partner says I'm the problem

    Why does every issue turn into an argument? My partner says I'm the problem

    Have you noticed how narcissists can take a seemingly straightforward decision and turn it into an exhausting, nonsensical circular argument? The constant conflict can mess with us and make us think we’re the problem.
    In this episode, we will explore this common dynamic, including how to determine who’s creating the problems.
    Register now to 6 Steps to Reclaiming Inner Peace and Confidence. Group coaching with Trey de la Torre and Dr. McAvoy. Next six sessions start January 7th.
    Join our community for support after narcissistic abuse? Become a member of Dr. Kerry McAvoy's exclusive Facebook group, Toxic-Free Relationship Club!
    Follow me on Tiktok, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook! @kerrymcavoyphd
    Sign up for the online course! First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist.
    Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse?
    LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross
    Available here at the following online stores.
    And be sure to sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises!
    Consider donating the cost of a cup of coffee to support this podcast!
    More at resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com

    • 21 min

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