Is my ex in a rebound relationship? 4 signs to figure it out

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Being a rebound sucks. But maybe the worst part of it is that you can't really fault the person that's using you to rebound. Unlike other "relationship crimes," they're likely not even doing it consciously. It's just a combination of unfortunate timing and the fact that you're available and they're vulnerable. Keep in mind that just because you came into the picture right after a particularly vicious breakup doesn't mean your relationship is doomed in the slightest. But there are some warning signs to look out for.

How long do rebound relationships last?


Is my ex in a rebound relationship? 4 signs to figure it out
Rebound relationships generally speaking are not dangerous. They’re used as an ‘emotional Band-Aid,’ if you will. In most cases, the rebound relationship doesn’t last very long at all, perhaps a few months at most. They continue until a person gets it out of their system and can start actually dealing with healing from the breakup!

A lot of people hide from the pain of losing an ex by trying to replace them with another person. The chances of you finding the ideal mate within such a short span of time is pretty unlikely, so in most situations, a rebound relationship is short lived.

If you’re wondering “Is he or is she on the rebound,” don’t panic because even if they are, chances are it won’t last.

Is my ex in a rebound relationship? Look for the signs:

Without further ado, let’s look at some of the signs of rebound relationships. If you want to get back together with your ex, you’ll have to be able to identify what you’re dealing with and what you’re up against.

Don’t worry, I’ll tell you what to do about it, but first let’s pinpoint what we’re looking at.

Rebound relationship sign 1

If you’re wondering is my ex in a rebound relationship, one of the biggest indicators of it is if they started dating someone soon after the breakup. If you two have only broken up a couple weeks ago and they’re already dating someone new, chances are it’s nothing serious, and they’re just “on the rebound.”

No one actually moves on that quickly after a breakup, and you can bet your hat your ex still feels something for you (even if the relationship ended badly!)

Is he in a rebound relationship? Sign 2
How long has your ex-been dating The Rebound? It’s hard to tell at the beginning of a relationship whether or not it’s a rebound, but as a general rule the longer it lasts, the less likely it is to be a rebound relationship.
If you just broke up and your ex is already dating someone, it’s probably a rebound, but pay attention to how long it lasts to get a better idea. Sometimes they just need to go out with someone for a bit to feel better. Maybe it’s to get over you, maybe it’s to feel like they’ve still got it…

Is my ex-girlfriend in a rebound relationship? Sign 3
Another way to gauge whether or not your ex is in a rebound relationship is by taking a look at the actual person they’re dating. Do they happen to be your polar opposite? Sometimes an ex-tries to overcompensate for the pain they’re feeling by finding someone that is nothing like you. They figure that the best way to get to you would be to go out with your complete opposite.

They could also be thinking that if the relationship didn’t work with you, then it would surely work with someone that has nothing in common with you. Either way, they’re using this person to get over you, and that would mean the relationship is a rebound.

Is my ex in a rebound relationship? Sign 4

Take a look at your ex’s behavior towards you. If they’re blatantly shoving it in your face or posting all over Facebook about it, such showmanship could be an indicator that it’s just a Band-Aid. If it were serious, your ex probably wouldn’t feel the need to wave it around in everyone’s face…

On the other hand, if your ex is trying to hide it from you, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s serious. If you had acted out during the breakup, your ex might be trying to keep this new relationship secret from you to avoid any drama.

 Tips to remember when you are in a rebound relationship

1. Don't simply expect too much and also see that you don't look for any hopeful future and even don't expect this news partner to compensate loopholes of your previous partner.

2. Don't use this person for overcoming your emotional struggles. Usually, in rebound relationships, one of the two partners end up actually feeling used and hence see that you don't depend on the other person to soothe your pain.

3. First be friends before any romantic call. It is definitely nice to meet new people and know some new things about them! 

4. Try this kind of rebound with a different person who can help you in coming out of your dating and expected comfort zone.

5. Be really honest and don't tell lies about your last relationship. This can help you in rebuilding your damaged self-esteem.

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