You've probably hear that “rebound relationships” are a bad idea. Throwing yourself into a new relationship immediately after a bad breakup probably seems like a disaster waiting to happen, but it's actually not. Rebound relationships can be very helpful when it comes to moving forward with your love life. Check out four great benefits of being in a rebound relationship.
It Will Distract You From Thinking About Your Ex
When you start dating someone new, your focus and energy will be invested in them. You'll be thinking of your new partner and the budding relationship so much that you'll forget all about the ex who broke your heart. The rebound relationship will help you to forget all about the relationship that just failed.
It Boosts Your Self Esteem
The beginning of a relationship is always great for someone's self esteem. If you're just coming out of a bad breakup, your confidence and self esteem may be damaged. Your new partner may be just the thing you need to boost your confidence. Seeing that someone else is interested in you other than your ex will make you feel good again.
It Keeps You From Wallowing
Focusing your energy on a new relationship will keep you from wallowing in sadness over the end of your previous relationship. After a bad breakup you're often left wondering what went wrong or what you could have done differently. If you jump into a rebound relationship, you can focus on that relationship instead of obsessing over the old one.
It Could Be The Real Deal
There is no inherent rule in the universe that says a rebound relationship can't turn into a legitimate thing. Many rebound relationships actually become healthy, long-lasting ones. Maybe you wound up in your rebound relationship by way of fate and things are meant to be. Don't write the relationship off as “only a rebound” when it could wind up being happily ever after.