Love bombing. We’ve all heard of it. When, right at the start of a relationship, one party bombs the other with so much love, attention and romance, the other just can’t resist.
And for Stella, there was even an added layer that it came from her high school sweetheart.
But while those seemingly innocent gestures may make you feel warm and sparkly in the beginning, there’s nothing innocent about them at all. That love and attention turns into control and manipulation…and the romance, into gaslighting and abuse.
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