Hoover Maneuver

The hoover maneuver is a manipulation tactic used by abusers, particularly in narcissistic relationships, where they attempt to draw their victim back into the relationship after a period of discard or separation. It involves employing various strategies, such as love bombing, false promises, or feigned remorse, to regain control and power over the victim. Hoovering aims to reestablish the abusive dynamic and maintain the abuser’s influence over the victim.