I realized t I was still in rebound territory one night when I was so distracted scrolling through the Instagram of my ex that I forgot to text as promised the new guy that I had arrived safely home after our date. A date that consisted of an amazing dinner, perfect sunset stroll and surprise bouquet of flowers from an incredibly romantic and sweet guy.
Everyone has had this fantasy at some point: I know we can all be better than that. Case in point: The small burst of satisfaction Carrie obviously felt ened into her ex while in the company q such an impressive new guy was immediately squashed. I was once very close friends with a couple who, after breaking up would constantly ask I guess i need a rebound do you if I had seen the other.
I would tell them both that if they spent half as much time paying attention to the new person they wanted me to name drop, then there might actually be someone worth mentioning.
A genuine new relationship will never be based on one-upping the old one. Talking a little about your ex is totally OK. They were a part of your life, and you should acknowledge yok.
But after three dates once with a guy whom I really liked! In my experience this has been a clear sign that I have left the land of rebound and am now dipping my toe back into the world of a potential relationship. Every relationship comes with musical accompaniment!
But somehow when enough time passes, these songs were able to work their way back into my Top 25 Most Played instead of being given the thumbs down over and over on Pandora after occasional emotional meltdowns. Look what I found!
I have had instances where I believed I nesd never date again. And times when mere weeks after a break-up I fell hard for someone new who I assumed because of the time frame would turn out to be a rebound fling and instead became my boyfriend for two years.
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