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Taking a Look at Rebound Relationships

Submitted by on May 7, 2012 – 9:00 pmNo Comment

Author: Tony Reese

Rebound relationships are those that develop when you get involved with someone new before you are really over the last break-up and relationship. If you find yourself getting into a rebound relationship, you should know what the signs are. You also should consider whether or not a rebound relationship can work, and how long do they usually last.


Signs of a Rebound Relationship

Even if you think you are ready for your next relationship, there are a few signs you can look for that usually mean you are still thinking about your last partner and your new relationship is on the rebound.

  • Daily thoughts about your ex
  • Talking about your ex to others
  • Needing more attention than usual
  • Wishing things had been different with your ex, and what you should have done
  • Emotional attachment to your ex
  • Not having particularly strong feelings for the new person in your life
  • Wanting to remarry right after a divorce

How Long Will it Last?

There is no set time frame for a rebound relationship, it will vary each time. Most people get into rebound relationships as a way of healing from the previous relationship. Once you’ve finally gotten over the broken relationship, you will likely find you are not really that interested in your current one. At that point, you’ll usually want to break it off. So your rebound relationship will generally only last as long as it takes you to get over your last ex.

Do They Work Out?

Unfortunately, rebound relationships seldom work out. Basically, you’re mind and heart are still elsewhere and you are just going through the healing process. Once that’s done, you’ll want to move on. Your confidence will return and you start looking for a more permanent relationship. Though if you do heal quickly, there is a greater chance you’ll stick around.

Concluding Advice

The best advice when it comes to rebound relationships, is to try your best to avoid them. Take the time you need to heal your heart from your broken relationship before you try to move on. A rebound relationship isn’t going to help, and may make it harder for you to accept the past. And not only may it hurt you, you will likely hurt your new partner since you are not really in the relationship for the long-term. It’s not fair to you or to the other person. If you do find a new relationship developing anyway, be honest and let your partner know that you are still getting over someone else. They might prefer to just be friends until you are ready for something more.

Overall, just don’t rush things. If you need time to heal, then take that time. It’s the best way to ensure your next relationship will be a good one, and not just a rebound.

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Tony Reese is the editor of the site that helps you get over break-ups. More information about how to end a relationship is at
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