Have you ever gotten into a relationship right after ending another one and people don’t believe that it will last? They say it is just a rebound relationship and that it won’t amount to anything. Sometimes they are right. There is a study that has come from the University of Illinois and Queens College that may show that a rebound relationship could be just the thing that you need after a break up.
Two studies were performed. One had 236 people and the other had 77. They were asked how they felt about their ex after a recent breakup and whether they were in a relationship currently. Some interesting results came out of these two studies after the researchers went through and analyzed the data that they had gotten.
The people who jumped right into a relationship shortly after a breakup were more likely to have higher self-esteem, higher confidence in their dating appeal, and had a better sense of well-being overall. The less time that they spent single between relationships, the better off they were. They also found that those who were in a current relationship thought more fondly of their ex than those who were single however they would also have a tendency to compare their new partner to their old one which can be a very damaging thing in a relationship.
While the results of this study do not show a direct correlation between rebound relationships and happiness, it does go to show that not all rebounds are a bad thing. People who are already feeling happy after their breakup are more likely to bounce back and flourish in a new relationship.