Dating someone on the rebound
But when your mind starts wondering whether or not it’s a rebound, you can drive yourself crazy analyzing their behavior and obsessing over every little detail about their new relationship.
It’s an attempt to feel the same way you were feeling while you were in a relationship with your ex.
It’s an attempt to have the same level of intimacy that you had with your ex, with someone else.
After a breakup, that intimacy is gone in a matter of few days and you are left feeling empty. It gives you a chance to feel that level of intimacy again.
It gives you hope to fill that empty feeling inside you.
The longer they’re in the relationship, the more you lose hope.
And the more you lose hope the more you start analyzing their new relationship (and obsessing over them) trying to convince yourself it’s a rebound.Your ex broke up with you and left you heartbroken.And while you are still trying to understand what happened and pick up the shattered pieces of your life, your ex has started another relationship. Your ex seems happy and their new relationship seems to be going perfectly.If your ex started dating someone else within a week of breaking up, then it’s more likely to be a rebound.On the other hand, if they waited an appropriate amount of time (like three to four months) before entering the new relationship, it’s less likely to be a rebound.You can’t believe that they’ve moved on so fast, so you consult your friend, search the Internet and everyone seems to say the same thing. The new guy/girl seems completely opposite of you and yet your ex seems committed to make this relationship work.