Also known as “Love Bomb”, “Love Bombing” is a behavior that has been causing concern among specialists, what is the reason? We are going to tell you what it consists of and how you can know if you are a victim in your relationship.
What is Love Bombing?
According to the BBC, Love Bombing is about giving attention and affection in an overflowing and overwhelming way.
Experts say that although this is normal at the beginning of a relationship, because people feel excited and want to please the other person, when it becomes a bombardment, it starts to be dangerous.
And it is said that this bombardment of details and attention becomes dangerous when it is a form of manipulation or psychological abuse, with the aim of influencing your actions.
“We all like to be liked, but those who do love bombing go further, they need to be desired to the point of feeling that they have the other person in the palm of their hand,” María Esclapez explained to Glamor magazine.
How to know if you are a victim of Love Bombing?
The experts also reveal how you can tell if you are a victim of a love wedding, ensuring that there are two key moments.
The first, when there is a kind of reward system, where they give you gifts, they tell you romantic phrases and constant displays of affection such as kisses and hugs, so that you feel safe and happy.
However, overnight they stop having this type of attention, so that you seek to please the person again. It is a way to have control over you.
The second moment occurs when you end up giving up all your power, you stop setting limits and you agree to stop seeing your family or friends, among other things, just to keep that person happy so that they don’t leave you.
As detailed by the BBC, the love bomb usually appears in phrases such as “I can’t stop thinking about you” or “I just want to make you happy”, accompanied by gifts and other nice words, providing “rewards”, a system of emotional attachment.
Undoubtedly, an “I love you” within the first week of dating is a warning against this type of behavior. Also those who spend too much time together, isolating you from your friends and family.