Rebound relationships are unhappy relationships and the best you can do if you are in a rebound relationship is to quit while you can.
Breakup is a tough time and rebound relationships are one of the most common post break up mistakes. Many people are scared to death by the idea that they are single, even though being single has so many benefits on its own, not to mention when compared to the nightmares of an unhappy relationship you can’t break from.
When you have recently been dumped by somebody you loved a lot, hooking with the first person who is interested in you might seem the solution to your problem, but it isn’t. Rebound relationships are like taking a pain killer against a toothache, while what you need to do is go to the dentist.
Rebound Relationships are Unhappy Relationships from the Very Start
When people start a rebound relationship, usually they are willing to make all sorts of compromises. One of the common signs of a rebound relationship is that you don’t love your rebound date but you are not alone. In the beginning, this is enough. You aren’t happy with your rebound date but without him or her you will be (probably) unhappier. In a sense, you are happy with whatever you get.
However, if you or your rebound date expect that this unhappiness is just in the beginning, get down to Earth. Don’t hope you will start to love your rebound date someday. You might get used to each other but love will never come.
Rebound Relationships Don’t Improve With Time
Many people start a rebound relationship with the idea that this is just the way to forget an ex and that the rebound relationship won’t last forever. However, sometimes a rebound relationship turns to be very similar to drug addiction – the first doses are free, but then you pay the hefty bill.
Sometimes it is not easy to figure out you are in a rebound relationship. It is especially hard the first time this happens to you. If you don’t know the signs of rebound relationships, you might even be completely unaware of the fact that your relationship is a rebound one.
Very often people hope that a rebound relationship improves with time. Though there might be such cases, usually it is just the opposite – the longer you are together, the unhappier you get. At some moment in time you reach the point of no return, when you can’t get out at all, no matter how hard you try.
That is why it is best to terminate a rebound relationship as soon as you can and while you can. The longer you postpone, the harder it becomes to quit. This applies to both the cases when you are in a rebound relationship but also to the cases when you feel you are a rebound gal/guy. Quit the rebound relationship as soon as you can and move forward. Life is too short to waste it in long term unhappy relationships!