Just so we’re on the same page, here’s a quick definition of a rebound relationship: It is being with someone else shortly after a break up.
They tend to not be as serious, even though the person on the rebound thinks otherwise. Rebound relationships are more of a transition and are often used to keep negative feelings from coming to the surface.
But, don’t avoid these relationships and of course enjoy these.
While that may sound hopeless, it’s actually good news. In short, your ex is in a relationship to cope with losing you. The reasons why you’re apart don’t matter. It’s actually a sign that s/he still loves you, and that fact alone should give you plenty of hope that you can get back together.
Here’s something you may find to be quite revealing. Whoever s/he is going out with will exhibit the characteristics that are the opposite of what s/he didn’t like about you. For example, if you liked to go to fancy restaurants (but s/he didn’t), the guy/girl s/he’s with will take her out for fast food.
Now, whether s/he’s aware of it at a conscious level or not, s/he is still focusing on you. Even though it may be the things s/he didn’t like, you are still occupying her/his thoughts in one way or another. You can certainly use this to your advantage.
First, s/he’s not as into her new guy/girl as s/he thinks. Second, s/he’s giving you insight into where you could make improvements. Third, by being in her/his current relationship, s/he’s actually giving you the time you need to do what needs to be done.
The rebound relationship is actually your ticket to getting back together. However, do not let he/him know that you know these things. Furthermore, do not, under any circumstances, try to break them up. Even if you think “it’s for her/his own good”. Instead, you need to let her/him grow tired of her/his new guy/girl on her own. After enough time with her/his rebound partner, she’ll start to have a favorable impression of you again.
As mentioned earlier, relationships and everything associated with them can be tricky, to say the least. Yet, the love, happiness and companionship make all of that worthwhile. Seeing the person you still care about in a new relationship is no exception.
However, you are now armed with the information you need to navigate this sticky situation. Now that you know the secrets, you will be able to not only accept it as it’s happening, but you will also be able to increase your chances of getting back together, and be happier than ever.[:]