What are rebound relationships? It is a relationship which you take up on the 'rebound'. A rebound relationship is one you get into immediately after a break-up. Why do people do this? Well, just after a relationship ends, friends are going to advise you to get into a new relationship. They may be right; getting into a new relationship may make you recover from an old one. However, its name tells you about the problem with this relationship. It's a 'relationship on the rebound'. Here is the answer to your question, 'rebound relationships - do they work?'
In my view, more often than not, rebound relationships just don't work. Let us review the events that cause and take place in a rebound relationship.
Event #1: You break up with someone you truly love.
Event #2: You feel depressed and question, 'why did they break up with me?’
Event #3: Your friends now come to cheer you up, because they can’t bear to see you sad.
Event #4: Eventually, after so much persuading, and your innate desire to show your ex girlfriend /ex boyfriend that breaking up with you was a big mistake, you start dating another person.
Event #5: You show off your new boyfriend/girlfriend around everywhere.
Event #6: After you realize that your ex didn't care about your new relationship, and is actually quite pleased with herself/himself, and you realize that the main aim of your new relationship - revenge, itself is not just a wrong approach to begin a relationship but has as well been an terrible flop and you're unsure of your new flame's last name, you realize it is over.
All things considered, a bad experience for all the parties involved.
Simply speaking, this rebound relationship was an arrangement and not a relationship at all. The basic premise for a relationship is supposed to be a common desire to keep each other happy and love. If your aim of starting a relationship is getting revenge; well, then it will be a pretty bad experience for you and a worse experience for the 'love' you found on the rebound.
Rebound Relationship Advice
Well, rebound relationships after a relationship breakup or after divorce are not the way to go. Of course, you need to start dating someone else, but not ANYONE! Take your time; find someone that you share a lot in common with, someone you really like, a person you believe you can love for the rest of your life. Always bear in mind that line... love doesn’t behave indecently... never brags... never jealous... and so on.