By Mary Darling Montero, LCSW, BounceBack Therapy Expert
In honor of National Singles Week this month, let's look at a question you might be facing if you're newly single: To rebound or not to rebound? Rebound relationships tend to have a bad reputation. Typically they're equated to the band-aid that falls off eventually, exposing a still-tender scratch (or gouge) that needed tending to all along. We often blame them for distracting us from healing, or believe that feelings leftover from the relationship just walked-away-from will become entangled in the new relationship, dooming it from the start.
What about the rebound relationships that succeed, or the possibility that one can heal from heartbreak and fall in love at the same time? What if you meet someone during or after a relationship's end who compliments you well, and that in itself is healing?
There are few studies examining the phenomenon of the rebound relationship, its general positive and negativeRead More »from Are Rebound Relationships Doomed from the Start?