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Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse

Kerry McAvoy, Ph.D.

Listen in to Dr. McAvoy as she discusses everything related to breaking free from narcissistic abuse. Each episode is a replay of her TikTok lives where she takes the audience's questions.

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Could I be the one with the problem? Maybe I'm overreacting.My narcissistic partner says they're working hard to change. Am I silly to believe them?Help! My ex is using the legal system to abuse me!
Narcissistic abuse doesn't end when the relationship is over. Many narcissistic exes find new ways to abuse their former partners, including using the legal system. In this episode of a TikTok live replay, we will explore how to protect yourself better, along with addressing other listeners' questions.  ____ Looking for even more support as you recover from narcissistic abuse? Check out Toxic-https://app.vibely.io/toxicfreerelationshipclub (Free Relationship Club) with Dr. McAvoy! Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) For an intimate conversation around sensitive topics, consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a monthly live video group call. In June's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we'll discuss how to deal with the frustration of not getting closure to many basic questions, like why we were targeted for abuse.  https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/b44f1ff4-d7ee-41cb-8af3-f956461003a2 (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues.
May 16 2022
51 mins
I’m stressed and overwhelmed--is this cognitive dissonance?
What is cognitive dissonance? Victims of narcissistic abuse complain that they are in agonizing pain due to this psychological state. In this episode, we'll take a closer look at this psychological concept along with answering other TikTok audiences' questions.  ____ Looking for even more support as you recover from narcissistic abuse? Check out https://app.vibely.io/toxicfreerelationshipclub (Toxic-Free Relationship Club) with Dr. McAvoy! Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In June's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to live with never knowing why we were targeted for abuse on June 9th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/wine-with-kerry-a-monthly-discussion-of-narcissistic-abuse-topics (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
May 13 2022
57 mins
Am I co-dependent if I've fallen for a narcissist?
Have you wondered what's wrong with you for falling for a narcissist? Listen as we discuss this along with other topics related to narcissistic abuse. ____ Looking for even more support as you recover from narcissistic abuse? Check out https://app.vibely.io/toxicfreerelationshipclub (Toxic-Free Relationship Club) with Dr. McAvoy! Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/wine-with-kerry-a-monthly-discussion-of-narcissistic-abuse-topics (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
May 9 2022
1 hr 6 mins
Who's more narcissistic: men or women?
In this episode, we will explore the gender differences among NPD, define what is a narcissistic discard, and identify the early signs of grooming.  ____ Looking for even more support as you recover from narcissistic abuse? Check out https://app.vibely.io/toxicfreerelationshipclub (Toxic-Free Relationship Club) with Dr. McAvoy! Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/wine-with-kerry-a-monthly-discussion-of-narcissistic-abuse-topics (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
May 6 2022
1 hr 9 mins
Is this “thing” I feel what's called a trauma bond?
In this episode, we take a closer look at trauma bonds as well as explore several excellent resources on understanding the ins & outs of toxic relationships.  Interested in a replay of the April 6th webinar, How to Recognize and Overcome Narcissistic Abuse? It's now available here! ____ Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! TikTok Instagram Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. Sign up here ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️Amazon ➡️Google Play ➡️Apple Store ➡️Barnes & Noble ➡️Kobo _____ Sign up for Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
May 2 2022
1 hr 7 mins
Is this relationship asking too much of me?
What's reasonable to expect from a relationship? How do you know when you're giving too much of yourself or doing too much for another person? Listen in as we explore these and other questions in today's episode.  A replay of the April 6th webinarhttps://strongerthanbefore.podia.com/test/vybt7 ( How to Recognize and Overcome Narcissistic Abuse) is now available https://strongerthanbefore.podia.com/test/vybt7 (here)! ____ Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/wine-with-kerry-a-monthly-discussion-of-narcissistic-abuse-topics (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
Apr 29 2022
55 mins
Why can't I relax after surviving narcissistic abuse?
Are you struggling to slow down, unwind, and relax? Are you easily startled? These are signs of an overexcited nervous system and common after narcissistic abuse.  ____ Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) ____ Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/wine-with-kerry-a-monthly-discussion-of-narcissistic-abuse-topics (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
Apr 25 2022
53 mins
What? I have basic emotional rights?
Did you know you have basic emotional rights? Today, we explore an emotional Bill of Rights created by Dr. Lindsay Gibson. You can find a copy of those rights in her book called https://amzn.to/3KSeSvz (Self Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents).  ____ Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) ____ Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/wine-with-kerry-a-monthly-discussion-of-narcissistic-abuse-topics (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! _____ About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
Apr 22 2022
1 hr 7 mins
Are you being groomed by a narcissist?
In this episode Dr. McAvoy addresses many issues, including the process of how narcissists groom their next victim. ____ Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/wine-with-kerry-a-monthly-discussion-of-narcissistic-abuse-topics (Sign up here) ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist. Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
Apr 18 2022
1 hr 18 mins
Managing Healthy Boundaries: What are They?
In this episode, we discuss boundaries in narcissistic abuse.  ____ Be sure to follow Dr. McAvoy! https://www.tiktok.com/@kerrymcavoyphd?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc (TikTok) https://www.instagram.com/kerrymcavoyphd/ (Instagram) Consider joining Dr. McAvoy for a live video group call for an intimate conversation. In this month's Wine with Dr. Kerry, we will explore how to forgive ourselves for falling for a toxic person on May 12th at 7 pm EST(free replay if you miss the event). Space is limited. Sign up here ______ Want to read a true story of narcissistic abuse? LOVE YOU MORE: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross Available at the following online stores ➡️https://amzn.to/3t3bjuP (Amazon) ➡️https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kerry_Kerr_McAvoy_Love_You_More?id=okJPEAAAQBAJ (Google Play) ➡️https://apple.co/3Hd4snu (Apple Store) ➡️https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-you-more-kerry-kerr-mcavoy/1140535225?ean=9780984320585 (Barnes & Noble) ➡️https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-you-more-15 (Kobo) _____ Sign up for https://resources.kerrymcavoyphd.com/surviving-narcissism (Dr. McAvoy's 50 free Surviving Narcissism tips & exercises)! About Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. Dr. McAvoy, a psychologist and writer, is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She's been featured on Mamami, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project.   Her latest book, a shocking true story called Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the power of psychological manipulation to render someone helpless and confused, even a psychologist.  Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and snorkel. Be sure to follow her on TikTok and Instagram for practical tips on trauma-related issues. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support (https://anchor.fm/kerry-mcavoy/support)
Apr 15 2022
54 mins
Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse (Trailer)