If we experienced trauma in the past, whether that's with parents or with past relationships, we may try and fill the void with dating people who are similar.
This is because we might subconsciously think we can fix the past by repeating it with a different person.
The fog may eventually clear, and all the love bombing words and actions may suddenly be apparent for what they were: empty promises.
In reality, there is nothing wrong with taking a relationship slow, and anyone worth being with will respect that.
They can't comprehend that you have anything else going on in your life, and they completely turn on you.
It's a form of conditioning, Archer writes in a blog post on Psychology Today.
Archer says in his blog post that the best thing you can do is to slow down, take a step back, and remind yourself of your boundaries.
If you have just met somebody who is saying that you are "soul mates" and declaring their undying love for you after a few weeks, you might have just become the victim of something called "love bombing." According to Dale Archer, a psychiatrist and author, love bombing is where you are showered with affection, gifts, and promises for the future, making you believe you may have discovered love at first sight.There is promise, and potential, and getting to know someone you like gives you butterflies.The emotional highs and feelings of giddiness are normal, and not necessarily cause for alarm.There are several reasons why you might fall for a love bombing abuser.In a blog post in Psychology Today, Joe Pierre, a Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Professor at UCLA, explains how narcissists are attractive because they have traits such as self-sufficiency, confidence, and ambition.