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Have you started dating someone who has lavished you with attention and then things have quickly soured?Chances are you could have been a victim of “love bombing.” First we had ghosting and then benching, but this brutal new dating trend is yet another obstacle that single people have to deal with and it could be the most manipulative tactic yet.Love bombing is a seductive tactic, where a manipulative person tries to control another individual with “bombs,” brimming from day one.According to psychiatrist Dale Archer, typically it will occur in whirlwind romances where one partner will try to influence a person with affection, attention, presents, and promises about the future.Things progress quickly and the rush of a new romance can often be powerful for victims, pushing aside any feelings of doubt and causing high levels of infatuation.This leaves little room for the victim to assess if they are being manipulated or to see if the other person is genuine – particularly if contact is fairly constant, either over calls or through texts.
When one person intentionally manipulates and exploits another’s weakness or insecurity, there’s no other word for it.” Archer advised that healthy relationships build slowly and couples should maintain healthy friendships and relationships with friends and family throughout.
Joe Pierre, a psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences professor at UCLA, wrote in Psychology Today about why people can fall for a love bombing abuser.
He explained that narcissists can seem attractive due to high levels of confidence, ambition and self-sufficiency.
We've loved (and been loved by) parents, brothers, sisters, friends, even pets. It's an intense, new feeling unlike any of these other ways of loving. When people feel close to others they are happier and even healthier.
Love helps us feel important, understood, and secure.
But each kind of love has its own distinctive feel.