How Long Does A Rebound Relationship Last?

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How Long Does A Rebound Relationship Last?

Rebound relationships often give you a sense of comfort when you have experienced a heartbreak.  There is nothing worse than getting your heart broken and feeling alone. 

At times like this, it may make perfect sense to pull someone into your life as a replacement. This is known as a rebound relationship.  You often only have a rebound in your life when the person that you really want to be with does not want to be with you. Perhaps you do not want to be with that person either. 

A rebound relationship can last anywhere from a few days to a few years.  Sometimes, people tend to keep someone in their lives because nobody else better is coming along.

Often, when your heart is broken, you want to feel loved and wanted again.  You also have intimate needs that must be met.  It is hard to imagine yourself being alone when you want someone to love you. 

Rebound relationships are often common with men and women that have been in a relationship for a few years and then suddenly things ended for them.  They often do not want to be alone because they have been with a companion for so long.  Suddenly, they meet someone new and they want to build the bond with them. 

People often turn to rebound relationships when they are in an in between stage.  The man or woman may feel that they really want the person that they are in love with back in their lives.

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However, they are not giving them much attention now and most likely, they are broken up.  Putting in a temporary person is often the perfect fit for someone that is in a waiting zone. 

This is often unfair to the person that you are having a rebound relationship with because they often do not know that they are the victim of a rebound and you really do not have any true intentions to be with them in the future.

Can A Rebound Turn Into A Relationship?

Usually, a rebound turn into a relationship when the man or woman feels like their ex is never going to come back to them again. Perhaps some time has passed by and now the realization that your relationship is over with sets in. 

Often, the rebound is a good fit to starting over again. After all, you have been dating them for awhile now and you can clearly see that they are into you.

You know that your ex no longer has feelings for you and has moved on. The rebound relationship now is more satisfying because you can finally let go of your past and move on with your life. 

Why Do Rebound Relationships Feel Like Love?

Rebound relationships often feel like love because you are putting the feelings that you had once with your ex into a new person quickly.  This means that you were with your ex recently and now found a replacement to put your love into. 

Often, when we have a broken heart, it feels unbearable.  We will often go through days and weeks feeling like we are unloved and unwanted.  It is a devastating experience. We want to feel love again after a breakup. 

If the person that you are having a rebound relationship with tells you that they love you or desire you as your ex did, then it can feel like love.  It feels like an instant attraction and bond. 

It is important to know that love does not happen overnight. Love is built over time.  Often, lust is mistaken for love.  Sometimes, you can be so attracted to someone that you want them so bad. 

However, you will come to realize that the lust usually wears off around three months of sleeping with someone. You will often feel that it is not as intense as it was when the two of you first met. 

Love and lust can be tricky emotions.  Sometimes, a person can meet someone for the first time and say, “I love that man or woman”.  However, in a few weeks, they come to find that it was not love, but rather lust.

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What Are The Stages Of A Rebound Relationship?

  • You with your lover and feel a broken heart.
  • You quickly seek out a replacement for the person that you broke up with.
  • You feel devastated that your relationship is over with and want to have love again.
  • You do not want to wait for your lover to return. Instead, you think that a new relationship is what you need. 
  • You quickly learn that your new lover is not your ex.  They are instead a rebound.  A quick replacement for what you had.
  • You realize that after awhile of dating, you were only bringing this new person into your life because you needed to feel the love that you once felt with your ex. 
  • You either decide to breakup with your rebound after coming to this realization or you accept that your old relationship is over with and now its time to start something new with your rebound.

Do Exes Come Back After A Rebound?

Exes often do come back after they have a rebound of their own.  Perhaps the both of you wanted to have a break from the relationship. You both decided to start a rebound relationship with someone new after your breakup.

However, time passes by and then your ex calls you and says that they are missing you and want you to be together with them again.  You may find that your ex saw that you were the perfect match for them and that they now value you a lot more than they did before in the past. 

It is possible that your ex sees you as being the light in their light and now want you to see them as being in your life for good.  Exes come back after a rebound when they have tested the waters with others. 

They saw that nobody else that they dated compared to you.  Maybe old feelings started to arise out of them and now they realize how much they loved you.  This happens often and it will be up to you to take them back.

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Can A Rebound Relationship Last 2 Years?

Rebound relationships can last for 2 years or more.  I have seen a rebound relationship last for 25 years.  Sometimes, someone feels that their true love is with another person and will choose someone else as a temporary fix until their ex leaves their lover.

Many men and women marry their rebound without telling them.  They will act like they are the love of their life. However, they are in love with someone that does not want them anymore. 

However, their heart will not move on from them because they will believe that this other person will come back into their life again at some point. The rebound often has no idea that their heart is being played with. 

However, it is common to be in love with two people at the same time.  Perhaps the rebound has around 40% of your love, but your soulmate has the other 60%.  You may feel that if your ex came back into your life again, you would leave your rebound for them. 

How Do You Know If It is A Rebound Or Real Love?

If it is true love, you will have let go of your ex completely.  Once you release your ex-lover from your heart, they are gone for good.  This can take years to happen.

True love with a rebound means that you are going to devote yourself to them. You are not still in love with your ex hoping that they will someday come back to you. You have decided to start a new relationship with the new person that you are falling for now.  This is something that takes time to master.

Real love is soulmate love. You believe that you want to stay with that person for the rest for your life. You are willing to commit to that person and not look back at your exes that you once desired.

How Long Does The Honeymoon Phase Last In A Rebound Relationship?

The honeymoon phase often lasts for around 6 months. Often, lust is what is driving your relationship. You have not spent enough time with that person to love them. 

However, after around 6 months, you finally realize that you are not in love with that person, but just infatuated with them.  You now see their true personality and what they are all about.  You now must decide to either stay with them or move on.

How Long Should You Wait Before Dating Again?

Dating experts say that you should wait at least 6 months before dating again. It takes several months to get over a broken heart.  For some people, it can take years. 

Before getting into a new relationship, it is important to make sure that you have no more intentions of getting back with your ex.  You need to make sure that you are ready to move on. 

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You cannot have in the back of your mind that if your ex shows up again, you will dump the new person that you are in a relationship with.  It is important for you to realize that you have moved on fully before dating again.  You need to be truthful with yourself and understand your feelings clearly.

It is okay to go out in mini dates for dinner with someone that you meet on a dating app or out with friends. However, do not put your heart into them to quickly until you have at last let go of your ex-lover. 

In the meantime, its important to read books about breakups, pray and ask God to help you to work through your feelings. 

What Are The Chances Of A Rebound Relationship Lasting?

The rebound relationship can last if you have let go of your ex completely and your rebound wants to be together with you.  This often takes honest conversation between the two of you. 

It is important to sit down with your rebound and let them know that you have intentions with them for building a future together. You need to ask them if they feel the same for you. It is important to make sure that you are not a rebound for them either.

When was their last relationship?  How long have they been single?  Are they just looking for a temporary fix because they are still in love with their ex? Asking questions like this are important.

What Does It Mean When Your Ex Goes Back To Their Ex?

If your ex is going back to their ex, it means that they are still in love with them. You were their rebound.  You may not have realized it until they left you.

However, their old feelings resurfaced, and their ex wants them back. Perhaps their ex was involved in a rebound relationship as well. Now that they are both ready to move on from their present situations, they can focus once again on being with one another. 

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It is best to let your ex-lover go if they cannot give you their hearts fully. It is important to only be with someone that is free from past lovers.

Why Did My Ex Move On So Quickly?

Your ex moved on so quickly because they were not in love with you.  They had no problem moving on because they knew that they would not experience a heart break. They felt that by leaving you, they could be with someone else that they were in love with. 

Perhaps they wanted to just sleep around for awhile as well.  There could be many reasons as to why your ex moved on so quickly. However, they did not love you.

Do Rebounds Help You Move On?

Yes, millions of men and women choose rebounds because they help you to move on.  They help you to not feel alone. They give you a temporary fulfillment of what you may have had with your ex.

When you have a rebound, it makes you feel a sense of love and happiness inside of your heart.  You believe that you are worthy of being loved again. You often do not feel lonely and enjoy spending time with the person that you are with on a day to day basis. 

A rebound will often make you feel desired and wanted again.  It removes the sadness that you have in your heart from the breakup that you just experienced.

Why Is My Ex-Boyfriend Trying To Make Me Jealous With His New Girlfriend?

If your ex-boyfriend is trying to make you jealous with his new girlfriend, it is because he is still into you. He still has love feelings for you and wishes that you were back in his life again. He knows that the two of you are not together but wants you to still want him. 

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Your ex-boyfriend is trying to send you a message that if you still want him, he is open to either sleeping together or building a relationship together. He trying to let you know that he wants you to desire him again. Perhaps he feels that you do not desire him like you used to.

He will often play this game in hopes that you will chase after him again. He wants to see you getting upset that he was giving another girl attention because he really wants you instead. 

He also may feel that you cheated on him with another man at some point and is now trying to get back at you.  If that has never happened before, then he is certainly doing it to try and win you back. He wants you to feel that this is what you could have if you want it. 

Final Thoughts

Rebounds are temporary fixes to our present pain in love. It is important to recognize a rebound for what it is and to recognize that you need to make a choice as to whether you want your rebound. 

Rebound relationships can work if you have put behind your ex-lover.  Once your ex-lover is out of your life, you can finally focus on building a relationship with someone new.

You may find that your rebound relationship matters more to you than your past relationship. If you give it a chance, you may come to the realization that you are loved and wanted by someone new. This is what you may have not been looking at the time of your breakup.

In life, everyone wants to find love and be together with someone that will always want to be together with them. It is hard to imagine a man or woman not wanting to be together with you. You need to focus on what your needs are and find a soulmate that is going to love and accept you for who you are.

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