Addiction to the Love Bombing Phase (Idealization), from Narcissistic Abuse, can happen with lightening-like speed. This intense fairytale-like romance occurs in the beginning of a relationship with a Narcissist.
Narcissists are skilled at reading targets and mirroring back exactly what their victims want to see in their newfound lover. The predator will become everything, and anything, that the ensnared target has ever wanted in a lifetime companion. But this storybook romance is an illusion. (@&**#@!!! <~~ bad word inserted).
During the relationship, the victim will enjoy small crumbs of exemplary behavior from the Narcissistic Personality and eventually crave these insignificant morsels. This need will further the recipient’s addiction to the Narcissist.
Addiction to Love Bombing, Narcissistic Abuse
When these Dark Personalities devalue their soul mates, it usually is insidious at first, to not raise any suspicions. In fact, the abuse might be so inconspicuous that the recipient gets used to the Narcissist’s cruelty, and does not comprehend the significant danger of their vile actions. The trauma will still build up, unconsciously, inside the sufferer’s psyche, so to speak.
When the Final Discard, or Ghosting, takes place, it is usually a cause for intense confusion and shock. Suicidal ideation might grip the victim upon the Narcissist’s sudden pulling out of the rug from beneath them.
Hoovering is a false promise from the Dark Entity of changed ways. The hope for a resurrection of this glorious illusion of love causes the sufferer to welcome the Soul-Slayer back with open arms. However, the Love Bombing Phase will never happen again; at least not for the same lengthy duration, or intensity, as in the beginning. (#@#**!!! <~~ another bad word inserted).
Narcissists suck the life out of their victims!
Note: This is a short and paraphrased account of my personal experiences with Narcissistic people. I am not a professional, nor do I claim these occurrences as the literal course for everyone who has suffered from the traumatic abuse administered by these dark entities.