Let’s face it, break-ups are hard – but, they also come with an array of benefits. Independence, emotional growth, an excuse to buy ice cream, and an opportunity to put yourself out there. You’ve probably heard that rebound relationships are bad at some point in your life. People see them as selfish and disingenuous. But, we’re here to tell you that it’s time to throw all of those thoughts into the bin.
Here are five reasons why you should consider a rebound relationship:
- It will boost your confidence
Did you know that individuals who are on the rebound experience increased self-esteem? The gestures that come with a rebound relationship, such as sex or flirting over text, release endorphins – increasing your confidence level AND your ability to date.
- It will help you get over your ex faster
People believe that those in rebound relationships have attachment issues. While this is true, in some cases, research shows that rebounds help people get over their break-ups faster. This is because individuals finally get a chance to remove themselves from any negative feelings that stemmed from their break-ups and spend time with their new romantic interests.
- It will help you meet new people
One of the many benefits of rebounds is the opportunity to meet new people. It’s common for people to try something new after a break-up, like signing up for a cooking class or a book club. These activities will distract you from heartbreak, as well as introduce you to new friends and maybe even a new lover.
- It will help you reinvent yourself
One way to find closure after heartbreak is through self-transformation. Treat yourself to a makeover – buy a new wardrobe or get a funky haircut. But also, change up your inner self. Rebound relationships can encourage you to not make the same mistakes you made in your previous relationships.
- It will give you hope for the future
Even if your rebound relationship doesn’t work out, it will show you that you are more than capable of dating again. Break-ups can often make us feel like we’ll never be able to find love again. So, the emotional and physical reassurance you get from going on the rebound will help you strengthen the way you perceive yourself.
Rebound relationships are wonderful. Just remember that you shouldn’t rebound “too hard.” Address your pain, love yourself, and take it easy.