sorry for being naive, but I'm not sure I completely understand what a rebound relationship is.
why do rebounds rarely work out and why would someone want to date someone to "rebound" from a previous relationship anyway?
explanations would be great!
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Rebound itself means recovery/recovering. If someone is on the rebound it means they want a person to fill the void they have of their ex. Essentially there are many ways to recover from a relationship. Think of this as one of those tactics. People who are on the rebound will start dating shortly after they have broken up with someone. The purpose is to still feel wanted, loved, needed, important...etc. Some people are afraid of being alone so they will rush into a relationship and settle for just anyone. These don't work for many reasons. A big one is that the person that is on the rebound has not taken the time to fully heal and build their self esteem. In the new relationship they will bring their baggage and may hurt the new person. It's best to heal before attempting a new reationship. In the end it's just not the same. It's like going to a restaurant with a certain meal in mind and finding out that that particular meal is not available. You will pick another one but it's just not the same and can ruin things.4