Signs of Over-the-Top Love

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All of this can seem harmless enough, but the point is to manipulate you into thinking you owe them something.

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They lavish you with gifts

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– I love everything about you.” – “I’ve never met anyone as perfect as you.” – “You’re the only person I want to spend time with

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They can’t stop complimenting you

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They call, text, and message you over social media 24/7. While being in constant communication is normal when you’re first dating, it’s a red flag if the communication feels one-sided and becomes increasingly overwhelming.

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When your focus isn’t on the other person, they might become angry. This can look like pouting when you’re on the phone with friends or refusing to leave after you say you have to be at work early the next day.

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They want your undivided attention

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Telling you they dreamed that God told them you two should marry is a manipulation tactic. If what they say sounds right out of a film, take heed, Westbrook notes

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They try to convince you that you’re soulmates

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A love bomber might pressure you into rushing things and making big plans for the future. They’ll mention things like marriage or moving in together when you’ve only known each other a short while.

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They want commitment and they want it now

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When you try to tell them to slow down, they’ll continue to try to manipulate you to get what they want. Someone who legitimately cares, on the other hand, will respect your wishes and back off.

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They get upset when you place boundaries

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If your partner seems to brush off your emotional state or ignNo matter how much time and access you give them, it never seems to be enough. But ask yourself: Are you bailing on friends because they can’t stand to be alone? Or do you feel obligated to answer every text because they gifted you that expensive iPhone?ore your feelings entirely, you might feel a little angry.

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They’re overly needy

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They never turn down the charm and seem to be running on all cylinders when you’re with them. You never know what to expect from one moment to the next and feel pressured into seeing them round the clock.

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You’re overwhelmed by their intensity

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Being love bombed can feel intoxicating at first, but you might also feel a bit uneasy, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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You feel unbalanced

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