I know that everyone says rebounds almost never workout and I am just wondering why exactly that is. I have ideas as to why, but I think people who have actually gone through a rebound might know a lot better than I do about it. Any rebounders out there that care to explain? Much appreciated.
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A rebound relationship is not the same as a first relationship after a break up. In some cases, a first relationship after a break up does work out, regardless of how soon or how long it was after the break up.
A rebound relationship is where someone goes to another person simply for the attention and for the caring. A rebound relationship usually doesn't work because the relationship is only to make one feel good. A genuine relationship is when both people care about each other, not when one person (or both people) just want to feel cared for or loved.
Sometimes, your first relationship after a break up happens very soon, but you can distinguish it by whether you truly have feelings for this other person, or whether you just like how she or he cares for you.1