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Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse
Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse
Kerry McAvoy, Ph.D.

Are you in a relationship that confuses you? One that leaves you feeling attacked or walking on eggshells? Maybe you've left but... more

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Episodes

When Fear of Change Keeps You from Leaving: How to Say Goodbye to a Toxic Life

Leaving often brings along with it a fear of change. We might dread how change will affect our kids or... more

26 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Could Your Relationship be Making You Sick? The High Cost of Living With a Narcissist

Could living with a narcissist be making you sick? Are you struggling with more illnesses? Maybe you even have an... more

19 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Don't Trust Yourself? How Self-Doubt Keeps Us Stuck in a Bad Relationship

Are you stuck in a bad relationship? Are you wondering if you have good enough reasons enough to leave? In... more

12 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Time to Leave? Top Dos and Don'ts When Divorcing a Narcissist: Interview with Kate Anthony

Are you considering divorcing a narcissist? Wondering how to do it safely?In today's podcast, Kate Anthony, a High-Conflict Divorce Coach... more

05 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Off-balanced by the ups and downs? How narcissists keep you confused.

Are you feeling off-balanced? Do you wonder how your narcissistic partner or loved one is keeping you confused? In this... more

29 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Men can't be victims, right? Common myths about men and narcissistic abuse: An Interview with Brent MacLerie

One of many harmful stereotypes men face is that they can't be victims of narcissistic abuse, yet the rates of... more

22 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Deceived by your partner? The devastating effects of betrayal trauma

When there's been a massive breach of trust, victims experience what's called betrayal trauma.  Yet, there's often a rush to... more

15 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
How narcissists can turn dream honeymoons into a waking nightmare!

Did you think you had met the most amazing person only to discover you had married a stranger? Narcissists and... more

08 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
How to manage runaway triggers in new situations and at family celebrations

Are you managing trauma triggers in new situations or at family holiday celebrations? Are you struggling with sudden fears, rushes... more

18 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
How to make your holidays special despite the yearly toxic family drama!

Do you struggle each holiday with the toxic family drama? In this episode, Tara and I discuss the common traps... more

11 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
What red flags are you missing in that new relationship? An Interview with Dr. Heidi Brocke

What red flags are you missing? Are you ignoring the early warning signs of a possible toxic relationship? In this... more

04 Dec 2023 · 31 minutes
Can't live without them? Watch out for this early sign of a trauma bond!

Dependency can be an early red flag that you're trapped in a traumatic bond with a narcissist. When you feel... more

27 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Are you arguing a lot? Here's why you should not try to win a fight with a narcissist

Are you fighting a lot? Maybe it's better to learn how not to win an argument with a narcissist. In... more

20 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Does the narcissist always ruin your holidays? How to handle celebration nightmares!

Have you wondered why narcissists ruin holidays? Why they can't let you enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas, or your birthday? In this... more

13 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Suddenly on your own? How narcissists use isolation to cut you off from others

Are you suddenly alone? Learn how a narcissist isolates you as a way to gain control over you. How they... more

06 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
Are you trapped by a covert narcissist? The top reasons why you're not spotting covert narcissists faster!

Do you want to know why you're not spotting a covert narcissist? Learn what is a covert narcissist and the... more

30 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Are all narcissists abusive? Aren't we unfairly demonizing a group of people?

Are all narcissists abusive? Aren't we unfairly classifying a group of wounded people as toxic or dangerous? Tara and I... more

23 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Has the narcissist got you feeling confused? Here's how they keep you in the dark!

Have you wondered what's real? Maybe you've noticed how narcissist keeps you in the dark--that they say one thing while... more

16 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Is it a boundary or an ultimatum? Why narcissists hate limit setting

Have you wondered why narcissists hate limit setting? Why are your boundaries treated as though optional, yet they treat theirs... more

09 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Why isn't my narcissistic partner changing when they say they're trying?

Have you ever asked yourself, Why isn't my narcissistic partner changing despite going to therapy? Many narcissists claim they've never... more

02 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
Were you emotionally abused or narcissistically abused? Why the differences matter.

Why distinguish narcissistic abuse from emotional abuse? Aren’t both referring to the same thing? In this episode, Kerry and Tara... more

25 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
Are you trapped? What to do if you're stuck in a bad relationship

What should you do if you get trapped in a bad relationship? Narcissistic abuse victims often have limited financial means... more

18 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
Is it love bombing or real love? Can you tell the difference?

How do you know if it's love bombing vs. real love? What signs should we be watching out for when... more

11 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Are all narcissists sex addicts? What goes wrong with intimacy in the bedroom

Can narcissism be linked with sex addiction, and what exactly is sex addiction? In this episode, Kerry and Tara delve... more

28 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Have you met a narcissist? How sympathy sometimes can be a warning

Is empathy a good indicator you've met a healthy person? Narcissists are often thought of as emotionally cold and insensitive,... more

21 Aug 2023 · 12 minutes
Feeling knocked down? Defeated? Here's Kerry's secret on how to become an overcomer

In this episode, Tara flips the script and interviews Kerry. Dive in as Kerry reveals a hidden gem that's been... more

14 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Why am I so confused? The Making & Breaking of a Trauma Bond with Lisa Sonni

In this episode, Tara and Kerry interview Lisa Sonni, author and trauma bond expert, on the development of powerful psychological... more

07 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
How to find joy and renewed power after surviving abuse: An interview with Tara

In this episode, we get a behind-the-scenes look into our co-host, Tara's life. She shares how she has learned to... more

31 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Why do narcissists have to make life miserable? Dr. Les Carter Explains Narcissism

In this episode, Tara and Kerry interview Dr. Les Carter, a psychologist with wildly popular YouTube channel and podcast, Surviving... more

24 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
If it was just a "situationship", why do I feel so miserable?

In this episode, Kerry and Tara respond to a listener's letter about the struggle of recovering from even just a... more

17 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse
Why am I so confused? The Making & Breaking of a Trauma Bond with Lisa Sonni
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In this episode, Tara and Kerry interview Lisa Sonni, author and trauma bond expert, on the development of powerful psychological attachments. Lisa... more