Those emerging from serious relationships are often advised to avoid serious dating until their tumultuous emotions have calmed.
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Third edition, July ; online version November Archives of Sexual Behavior. This in combination with the need to move forward le partners to have uncommitted relations called rebounds.
Someone who is "on the rebound," lopking recently out of a serious dating relationship, is popularly believed to be psychologically incapable of making reasonable decisions regarding suitable partners due to emotional neediness, lingering feelings towards the old partner, or unresolved problems from the relationship. Rebound relationships are believed to be short-lived due to one partner's emotional instability and desire to distract themselves from a painful break up.
When a serious relationship ends badly, these partners suffer from complex emotional stresses of detachment. The term's use dates back to at least the s, when Mary Russell Mitford wrote of "nothing so easy as catching a heart on the rebound".
Lynne 20 December Common confusion exists around the extended duration of rebound periods, simply put, our critical core values and love are still gravitated and polarized towards a particular person i. Barber, Lindsay L.