Love bombing is a tactic in which someone “bombs” you with extreme displays of attention and affection with the intent to manipulate you.
If you find yourself telling your friends your partner seems too good to be true, they just might be.
Love bombing also happens with couples after they have a big fight or break up. There’s nothing wrong with giving someone a second
Why does love bombing feel so good? Well, love bombers sweep you off your feet. It’s nice to be flooded with dopamine, the feel-good chemical
One of the telling signs of being love bombed occurs during the second phase, the devaluation stage. Your partner alternates between
being kind one minute and cruel the next. They’re savvy enough to be loving in public so that others think they’re great. But they turn abusive, especially in private.
– Is this person taking an extreme interest in your family, career, and hobbies?
– In public and on social media, they like big displays of PDA (i.e., public display of affection). They like to manipulate the look of a perfect romance.
– If they give you lavish gifts, they’ll hold them over you. They’ll remind you of how much they’ve done for you and about expensive gifts they’ve given you, especially when you’re exhibiting doubt.