First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist

A Guide to Resolving Cognitive Dissonance


Are you feeling lost & confused? Something is going wrong with your relationship.

This course is designed to help break the mental confusion common in emotionally abusive relationships.

I’m Dr. Kerry McAvoy, a mental health specialist with over 20 years of counseling, yet, despite my education, I got trapped in a narcissistic abusive relationship.

I searched in vain for help; 
now, I’ve created this course with you in mind.

Module 1: Am I Trapped in a Bad Relationship?

  • Overview of This Course
  • A Bit about Me
  • The Purpose of This Course
  • Has Something Been Going Wrong?
  • Let’s Check in First
  • Let’s Take Your Experience up a Notch!
  • What is Your “Big” Problem?

Module 2: Is This Narcissistic Abuse?

  • Lesson 1: What Is a Narcissistically Abusive Relationship? Could Your Relationship be Abusive?
  • Lesson 2: Could My Partner Be a Narcissist?
  • Lesson 3: Common Abuse Tactics
  • Lesson 4: How the Narcissist Develops the Mask
  • Lesson 5: The Narcissist’s Drama Triangle
  • Lesson 6: The History of Your Relationship

Module 3: What is Cognitive Dissonance? So, What is Cognitive Dissonance? Lesson 1: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Cognitive Dissonance Lesson 2: How Do We Resolve Cognitive Dissonance? Lesson 3: Denial and Compartmentalization Lesson 4: How We Make Decisions Module 4: Something is Wrong with This Relationship Who Am I in a Relationship With? Lesson 1: Am I Experiencing Cognitive Dissonance? Lesson 2: Why Isn’t This Relationship Working? Lesson 3: Who Is My Partner? Lesson 4: Is This Relationship Really Worth It? Lesson 5: Who Have I Become? Section 5: Waking Up to the Truth It’s Time to Finish Waking Up Lesson 1: Accepting What’s Real Lesson 2: The Guilt about Leaving Lesson 3: The Really Ugly Truth We Avoid Lesson 4: Breaking the Spell Module 6: I Can See the Problem, Now What? Facing What’s Real Lesson 1: Seven Possible Ways for It to Be Over Lesson 2: The Fantasy of Leaving on Good Terms Lesson 3: The Problem of Being Hoovered Lesson 4: Beginning Again but This Time with You! Wrap-up: Revisiting Your “Big Problem” It’s Time to Rebuild; You Deserve It Revisiting Where You Started Final Check in A Second Look at Your Big Problem Final Take-away

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