Hoovering

Hoovering a.k.a ‘sucking victims back in’ is used in devaluation as intermittent reinforcement to maintain control over relationship. Applying irregular bursts of love bombing during abuse keeps hope alive for victims that the relationship could improve and the narc really is a good person underneath it all. Post discard, hoovering is used to hook victims back into the relationship.

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