The intoxicating stage where targets are constantly showered with declaration of love and affection. You feel completely supported, understood, loved, & admired in ways no one else ever made you feel. You’ve finally found your soulmate and forever love.
I’ve learned this stage is commonly referred to as the “love bombing” stage because the narc will figuratively “bomb” his target in as many ways as possible with love, affection, attention, presents and trips.
EVERYTHING about you will fascinate him and he will love every little part of who you are, what you do, and how you do everything… he will praise you all day and marvel at how blessed you both are for having so much in common… it’s like you’re the same person.
This experience feels like a dream come true – only BETTER – and it truly feels like he’s been your soulmate and best friend from the very start. So there’s no reason to suspect anything harmful is happening because this is the most wonderful and romantic bond you’ve ever experienced in your entire life.