Can a Narcissist Love Bomb Forever?

Can a Narcissist Love Bomb Forever? can a narcissist love bomb forever?
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When you’re experiencing love bombing in the initial stages of a narcissistic relationship, there is always that wish that it goes on forever. You’re being treated like royalty, your ego is being stroked, you’re going on great vacations, and everything seems to be going perfectly well, and you are just ‘madly in love.’ It’s those moments that stick with you forever, and your only wish is for you and your love bomber to maintain those highs till the end or even infinitely. On top of that, in the love bombing phase, there is always the aspect of having fantasies about the future. So, the present idealization and the promised future looked so bright, and you end up getting swept off your feet.

So, you may be asking yourself is a narcissist or just anyone can maintain that love bombing phase forever and that’s what I’m going to answer today and explain why it’s impossible to maintain that love bombing phase for a lifetime.

The Hard Limits of the Narcissist’s Mind

While their skills at love bombing can feel so intoxicating and almost magical in their intensity, it’s important to realize the limited ways a narcissist’s mind functions. On a deeper level, a narcissist got through life feeling cut off from their own deeper feelings and dealing with serious insecurity, shame, and problems with staying connected to people.

Instead of developing the emotional capacity for genuine intimacy, narcissists depend on a pattern of idolizing their romantic partners and enjoying the idealized image they’ve created. It’s a give-and-take arrangement that fulfills their need for attention and constant reassurance that they’ve found an ideal, flawless partner.

Their strong desires and the initial intense affection they show come from a deep emptiness inside them that they can’t fill, no matter what. When you no longer meet their unrealistic expectations, they realize this emptiness, leading to them treating you badly or discarding you, as they struggle with their own deep emotional issues.

Analogy: Thirsty Wanderer

Imagine someone wandering through a vast, empty desert, dreaming of finding an oasis their mind conjures up. They’re so thirsty that they see it vividly — palm trees swaying, a sparkling lake with clear water, a peaceful escape from the harsh desert. Driven by desperation rather than reality, they eagerly rush toward each mirage, only to watch it vanish before their eyes every time. Despite knowing they’re just illusions, they rely on these false hopes to survive, even though they never quench their thirst.

The tough environment only allows those mirages to show up briefly. It’s not because the wanderer doesn’t deserve a real oasis, but because their own inner emptiness stops them from seeing anything beyond those short-lived mirages.

That’s the tricky thing about narcissists’ love bombing — even though their affectionate gestures might feel wonderful and long-lasting, their inner emptiness and emotional detachment will eventually ruin those fantasies. As their ego gets more fragile and they become more afraid of being left alone, any perfect images they’ve created will crumble.

Do not Wait for the Love Bombing

While you may really wish for the lovebombing phase of the relationship, or even dream about it each day and each night, do not let it stop you from seeing the reality for what it is. It was intense and enjoyable, but it felt that way simply because it was also feeding your deep insecurities and stroking your low self-worth. When you don’t believe in yourself on a deeper level or when you’re not full on the inside, you will fall for those cheap love bombs or those brief intense moments of affection as they seem rare to your insides.

So, the love bombing may not actually be intense, but it could just be that you’re feeling so empty, poor, and thirsty on the inside that any tiny bit of affection feels like a huge deal. If you long for love bombing, it’s because your mind doesn’t want you to confront the emptiness inside. But true healing and transformation come from acknowledging and understanding that emptiness, rather than filling it with fantasies and wishes. By recognizing it for what it is, you can start to address the negative influences that fill this void.

Note from the Author

If you’re ready and you’d like my help with healing, finding peace in life and breaking free from these toxic patterns, then you can book a FREE BREAKTHROUGH CALL with me HERE. Happy healing 💙💙. Feel free to share and comment! Use this information with caution, it comes from my own thoughts & bias, experiences and research😊.

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Edwin Bii

I'm Edwin Bii, a trained advanced conversational hypnotherapist (ACH) and Mind Shifting Coach from Kenya offering mental health support, and life coaching to help you crush your goalsand overcome your problems. Together, we'll navigate challenges, build self-awareness, and create a happier, healthier you. Let's unlock your potential.

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