Born and raised in Mid-Southern Upstate New York, Stephen holds a master's degree in public communications.
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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.
Archer wrote in Psychology Today: “If extravagant displays of affection continue indefinitely, if actions match words, and there is no devaluation phase, then it’s probably not love bombing.” “On the other hand, if there’s an abrupt shift in the type of attention, from affectionate and loving to controlling and angry, with the pursuing partner making unreasonable demands, that’s a red flag.” “The important thing to remember about love bombing is that it is psychological partner abuse, period.
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.