As a slang the term “rebound” means emotionally fragile, possibly desperate, “easy”, and is looking for comfort – someone who would fill out the void and sadness, created by that painful break up.
This kind of woman is an easy “target” for a guy who is in search of sexual encounters, or quick passionate affairs with women who desperately need affection, attention and validation from any guy.
If he's talking about her, that means he's thinking about her...
” – she just recently broke with someone or was dumped by someone, or she has just gone through a bad divorce, or she was otherwise disappointed in a guy who she really liked or even loved and hoped to have a relationship with.
If you are in a relationship but have distanced yourself emotionally from your relationship partner, you may begin a rebound relationship before you even leave the relationship you are in.
If you move quickly from a long lasting relationship into another relationship then you are probably in a “rebound relationship."2.
Researchers Brumbaugh and Fraley define rebound relationship as: “A relationship that is initiated shortly after a romantic breakup—before the feelings about the former relationship have been resolved.”(1) Studies indicate that while some rebound relationships can be successful, others may be detrimental and harmful, both to the rebounding person and the new partner.(2)(3)(4)(5) Possible negative dynamics and consequences of an unhealthy rebound relationship may include: Below are seven signs you may be in an unhealthy rebound relationship, with references to my book (click on title): “How to Get Over a Breakup – Keys to Healing and Happiness Again”.
Although this article is intended for the benefit of both the rebound individual and the new partner, the information below will focus on the experience of the rebounding person.
While one can make a case that there’s nothing inherently wrong with short-term relationships between adults, to enter into one immediately after a break-up is to increase emotional and physical vulnerability, for the rebounding person and/or the new partner. You Like the Relationship for the Attention Sometimes, a person on the rebound will deliberately seek out a new partner who makes a strong effort at courtship, and showers the rebounding individual with interest and affection. It is a misguided attempt to move on with our lives.Many people will jump back into the dating scene because they fear being alone.Romantic relationship dissolution is often not easy, especially after two people walked a journey together. To avoid facing the feelings of loss, grief, and/or rejection, one might be tempted to “rebound”, and jump right into another intimate association.