Are you dating someone fresh out of a long-term relationship, and you’re worried about being the rebound girl or guy?
There are a few telltale signs that may indicate your new relationship is using you to heal a wound.
1. The ex is still in the picture
Even though the breakup was not long ago neither of them have changed their Facebook status to “single.” He continues to obsess over the ex’s Facebook updates, what he’s doing and who he’s doing it with.
He still has pictures of his Ex around his house, on his phone and he’s not “up” to removing them. The ex still talks to him and comes around for any reason.
2. Her friends are shocked she’s dating
If everyone is shocked at the fact your new relationship partner is already up to dating then you should step back and think about what’s going on. They know her better than you do.
Sometimes people from the outside looking in have a better view because they’re not emotionally involved.
3. It is all about the physical relationship
Most rebound relationships are all about sex and have very little emotional substance.
4. He won’t talk about serious issues
When you try to get serious and talk about deep emotional subjects and he steers away, beware! He knows he’s only interested in a short-term fix for a broken heart.
5. She won’t commit
If she shows no sign of committing to anything in the future with you — even a week or longer out — odds are she’s just using you to get reaquainted with the single life.
6. He talks about his ex — and, man, is he bitter
Does your new date talk about his ex all the time? Does he always find a way to always fit her into any conversation? Does he still seem very upset about the end of his last relationship and hold all woman in a bad light (because of her). These are signs that he’s not healed.
If these scenarios sound familiar you may want to think very seriously about getting involved with this person at this time. He or she are definitely not over their last relationship and will have a difficult time opening up to feel anything for anyone else until they do.