I've wrote about my LVM story on here. He pretty much lovebombed me very early on in the talking stage (we were 18 so idk if that even matters) and claimed that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. During our three year relationship, there was no talk of marriage or children. If I remember carefully, he had sent me a meme comparing a woman to something and I noted that I would make a great mother in the future--he freaks the hell out, acting like I'm pregnant with his spawn and I'm just like wtf lol.
Anyways, I've been comparing myself to engaged couples and those who have gotten married. I know that it's not best to think that every couple is in a healthy relationship, as we don't know what happens behind pictures. It's just super hard to not compare--I'm 25 and single and half of me wants to be in a relationship, but the other half is traumatized from what I went through. I broke up with for many reasons, but I always ask myself this "would you want your daughter to be treated like this?" And it's always a no. What happens if we did get married? Had children? A whole forest fire. How do you also know if it's lovebombing or genuine interest?