A rebound relationship is simply an attempt to fill a hole in your life that was left by an ex.Another way to describe a rebound relationship is an attempt to avoid the pain of the breakup.This is the reason why most of the rebound relationships seem to move so fast. She knew she wanted to breakup with you but she didn’t expect to be so much miserable after the breakup.Because a rebound relationship is an attempt to reach the level of intimacy that only long-term relationships have. She has an old friend Garry who comforts her, she finds herself attracted to him.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.You are confused because everyone seems to be telling you it’s a rebound relationship while your instincts tell you that your ex has moved on.
At this point, most people realize that this new relationship will not bring them the peace and happiness they were hoping it would. She thinks that the new relationship, despite not being what she expected, is still giving her some level of comfort.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.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.