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The Pros and Cons of Having a Rebound Relationship

September 24, 2015 2 min read

For some, the split of a relationship can leave them feeling utterly lost. When you choose to commit yourself to someone else, you find that your values, your daily habits, your social groups and your interests all collide. You slowly forget what it was like to think or feel any other way than you do with your partner. But when things go south and you're left to pull apart all the ways in which you became one, you consequently find that you have no idea who you are anymore. How you cope is another story. "In the months after my breakup, I went out nearly every night with my girlfriends. This was their way of making me feel better, but I’d never been so unmotivated to bar hop," a woman writes for Elite Daily. "One night, I met someone at one of those bars, and we ended up dating. We began doing the things I used to do with my ex — staying in, cooking dinner, picking out stuff for his apartment. You know, relationship activities. And I began developing feelings." rebound "It was as if I’d taken all my negative energy toward my ex and turned it into positive energy for this guy. Sure, this new guy made me feel less lonely, and he reminded me that I could still be liked. But there was one problem: My world still revolved around a man." One of the pros of letting a 'rebound' into your life is that you quickly notice how capable you are of moving on; of loving someone else. Just after a breakup, you can feel hopeless and full of questions. Will anyone ever make you feel the way your ex did? "Breakups are painful. But, more than anything, they’re weird. They leave you in the dark, flailing blindly and debating your next move. I was in limbo, asking myself questions that still had no answers. Should I work on loving myself, or should I find someone to love me? Why can’t I do both at the same time? And, of course, the ultimate question was this: Was my rebound good or bad for me?" Clearly the big con here is that you're filling a void rather than facing your feelings and fueling them to make time to work on yourself and your independence. “Certainly there are cases where a fear of being without a partner, rather than genuine attraction and emotional connection, motivates someone to immediately enter into a new relationship," psychologist Mary Lamia notes. So the question remains: to rebound or not to rebound? It's different for everyone, but it's important to take into consideration the good and the bad that will come of it. Have you ever had a rebound? Source: Elite Daily Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_110461" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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