You’ve been dating a new person for two weeks, and they seem amazing. Unlike your last few relationships, they actually text back immediately…with five more follow-up texts asking you all about your day. (Swoon.) They’ve actually planned romantic dates for the two of you every weekend for the rest of the month. They even sent a huge bunch of balloons to your office, just to say they were thinking about you.
Sounds too good to be true, right? That’s because it probably is. If you’re getting a lot of grand pronouncements from your partner very early on in your relationship, they could be “love bombing” you. And while it might seem harmless, love bombing is a sneaky manipulative tool that narcissists can use to control you.