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Expert Advice on Toxic Relationships and Personality Disorders - with Bill Eddy | Awakened Love S2 EP31

Expert Advice on Toxic Relationships and Personality Disorders - with Bill Eddy | Awakened Love S2 EP31

High Conflict Personality Expert Bill Eddy joins Awakened Love today for a deep dive into understanding people with high conflict personalities, and protecting yourself when dealing with them.

Angel and Bill explore the challenges of navigating toxic relationships, including the signs of personality disorders, the dynamics of high-conflict relationships, and the impact of gaslighting and other manipulative behaviors. Bill shares his insights on how to recognize and break free from toxic patterns, offering practical tips and strategies for healing and moving forward. Whether you're dealing with a difficult relationship yourself or seeking to support someone who is, this conversation offers valuable insights into the complexities of toxic relationships and the path to healing.




0:00 Intro

1:41 High Conflict Personalities

3:50 2 Questions to Ask yourself, to identify if you have a HCP

4:50 Overlaps with Personality Disorders

8:03 Uncovering Patterns in Behavior

9:43 Why People Rush into things

12:36 Seeing Your Partner’s True Colors

15:28 How to Discern Someone’s Intentions

19:27 Making an Exit Strategy

23:08 What Makes A Victim Susceptible

27:15 The Sales & Seduction Phase

28:30 How to Identify If Your Partner is High Conflict

37:17 When to Know If You Should Leave

39:26 Trauma Bonded Pairs & Naive Beliefs

48:07 Standing Up to a Bully Without Becoming a Target of Blame

53:33 Co-Parenting with a Partner Who Has NPD

57:03 Protecting Yourself Against False Allegations

1:02:34 Conclusion



Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.


Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the High

Conflict Institute in San Diego, California. He pioneered the High Conflict

Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes

involving people with high conflict personalities. He was the Senior Family

Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center for 15 years, a Certified Family

Law Specialist lawyer representing clients in family court for 15 years, and a

licensed clinical social worker therapist with over 12 years of experience.

Bill serves on the faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the

Pepperdine University School of Law in California and is a Conjoint Associate

Professor with the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. He has been a

speaker and trainer in over 35 U.S. states and 13 countries.

He is the author or co-author of over 20 books, manuals, and workbooks. He is

co-host of the podcast It's All Your Fault that he co-hosts with Megan Hunter,

MBA, and has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over 6 million





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