They were not exactly awake, because their complex had become activated and took them over. Every child desires that faultless, special person who will nurture and protect them unconditionally. Early in life, it is of course mummy and daddy. Later in life, if our parental complex is not sufficiently resolved, it becomes a romantic partner. Even if you are most conscious of what is going on, the longer you allow love bombing, the more your complex will constellate, and the more you will reason with yourself that it is simply a special relationship, and the person is the lover you desire.
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