Signs of a Rebound Relationship

Signs of a rebound relationship are easy to spot if you know what to look for. The key is to be aware of how you view the new man in your life, how the two of you communicate and the reasons that you are with this new man. The following are some signs that you are in a rebound relationship.

One of the first things to consider is the time it has been since your last relationship. If you only just got out of a serious relationship and are already in a new one, then you may very well be rebounding. The intensity of the last relationship does matter quite a bit. If your last relationship ended on good terms and was short-lived, then this new relationship may not be a rebound. Still, time does heal all wounds. If you have leapt from one relationship to another without dealing with your emotions, then you risk sabotaging your new relationship.

The next thing to consider is what you and your new one discuss. If you spend more time dealing with and talking about the past, this is a major sign that the relationship is a rebound. Additionally, think about the circumstances under which the two of you got together. If your new love was the person who listened to you when you were upset about your break up or if they spend the bulk of their time helping you deal with the aftermath or your former relationship, then this is probably a rebound. A new relationship is one that focuses on the present and future and no so much on the past.

Lastly, think about how often you think about your ex and the feelings associated with these thoughts. If you can not say your ex's name or see something that reminds you of him without hurting, wanting to throw dishes, or crying, then this is a sign that you are not over him. If you are not over your ex, then you are probably in a rebound relationship. 

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