Hot Topics: How to know your in a Rebound Relationship & Is it Really what you need??
If you recently exited a relationship
Judge your motivations. Ask yourself if you are trying to make your ex jealous.
Be aware that you might mistake the comfort of a friend for romance.
Notice if you and your new partner are acting like a close couple rather than people who recently started dating.
Gauge how quickly physical intimacy with your new partner progresses.
Determine if you are overly focused on what makes this person so different than the previous one.
Decide whether you took the time and effort to heal from your last relationship if needed.
Ask yourself if you focus on how this new person makes you feel rather than who the person is. Are you instantly telling others how “happy” you are in your new relationship?
Be mindful of whether you are abandoning previous responsibilities or changing your behavior to adapt to your new partner.
Notice if you find yourself thinking frequently about your ex.
Listen to others, especially trusted family members or friends. Are they concerned that you are still hurting over the end of your last relationship?
If you’re worried you might be someone’s rebound
Listen to your instincts: are things moving too fast? Do you feel that there are large parts of your personality that your partner has yet to know?
Be aware if your new partner constantly compares you to his or her ex. Does he or she compliment you excessively? Compliments aren’t always a bad thing, but it could be a sign of quick, rash judgments.
Be mindful if your partner has a tendency to show you off or project your status as a couple in public.
Look for signs that your partner has personal hobbies, priorities, or responsibilities. If you have trouble imagining what he or she would do with free time, it may be a bad sign.
Decide whether you feel that time apart would allow the other person to ready him- or herself emotionally for a new relationship.