And, if the rebound relationship is with a rewarding, high-quality partner, then the new partner can gradually replace the ex as that special someone in their lives.If, however, the new relationship is not particularly rewarding, then the rebound relationship can backfire. I realize that may sound trite, but it really does depend on whether the rebound relationship is qualitatively better than the relationship that was left behind. For one thing, people usually break up for a reason, and so the chances of getting back together depend on whether or not the issues that led to the breakup have been resolved.
As I’ve touched on before in another post, rebound relationships can often help people stop missing their exes.
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Like us on Facebook to get our articles delivered directly to your News Feed. We liked each other for awhile, but it just never really worked out until we both realized we needed to commit before it was too late.
Still, I had this overpowering feeling that if I didn’t keep the relationship together that it somehow meant I was a failure.
I began getting wrapped up in my own fears, worries and what it meant about me.
For example, in the research with the on-again/off-again couples, dating experiences during “off” periods was one of the more common reasons people gave for wanting to give their ex another try.