Nearly every woman alive has been love bombed by a man at some point in her life.
This is the guy that shows up, rocks her world, says all the right things, makes her feel loved, seen, heard, adored, and most importantly "understood."
He really, truly "gets her." She is literally swept off her feet.
And, eventually he breaks her heart.
He doesn't show up.
He doesn't call when he says he will.
He is defensive. Makes mountains out of molehills.
Acts out like a petulant five-year-old.
And yet she stays.
Hanging on to the memories of those first days when
he was so perfect for her.
She lapped up his supposed love as if he were an oasis in the desert of her love life.
This is what narcissists do.
This is what Trump is doing to his raving fans and followers.
People... you have been love-bombed by a pro.
He is promising you things that he can never, ever provide for you.
These are things that are impossible for him to deliver on and in spite of the facts, he lies over and over again, and the love-sick fans are willing to ignore the facts.
He is not bringing jobs back from China (and even if he could, you are the same folks who love your Target and Walmart bargains (which, by the way, would quickly dry up if thee goods were made in America.)
He is not going to deport 1 million Mexicans and no, Mexico is not going to pay for a wall.
Just like anyone in love, you are lost on a fog of lust from all the dopamine, adrenalin and oxytocin cascading through your brain, some of you are literally "crazy in love."
And just like in the real world, the feel-good chemicals of the "honeymoon phase" disappear in 6 -18 months, this too shall pass.
But by then it may be too late.
What is at stake?
We need a commander-in-chief that not only understands how to do the job, has decades of experience, and relationships around the world (not just launching beauty pagents and resorts) and perhaps most importantly, a mature adult with the emotional IQ to handle the stress of leading the free world.
I know it's painful to find out that your knight in shining armor is really just a well-heeled rat, but this man does not have your best interests at heart.
Here's what I know for sure: choosing a President needs to be done with your head not your heart. We need and deserve someone who has the capacity, experience and understanding to do the job. It's not necessary to "love" your candidate but it is essential that we vote in a leader who has the best interests f not only our country but the world as well.
Real love is much more than a feeling. It's also a behavior and a practice.
Arielle Ford is a love and relationship expert and a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is a, speaker, blogger for the Huffington Post and the producer and host of Evolving Wisdom's Art of Love series. Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of ten books including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. Her latest book is, Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate (Harper One). She has been called "The Cupid of Consciousness" and "The Fairy Godmother of Love." She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband/soulmate, Brian Hilliard and their feline friends. www.arielleford.com