Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: How long do rebounds typically last?

  1. #1
    JohJoh525
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    21
    Gender
    Male

    How long do rebounds typically last?

    So, this could be a previous thread, but I'm not sure:

    Can anyone share how long their exes rebound relationships lasted?


    My story is posted in a few places, but I think it's a Grass is Greener type thing. My partner of 10 years left out of the blue exactly one month ago, started a new relationship the next day, already planning on getting an apartment with the new guy in a few weeks, etc. It's all so crazy and fast.

    Most everyone feels like this relationship will fail (except me, of course) and that our history will pull us back together, and I'm trying to move on and stay positive about reconciling at the same time. Most of my friends are giving it 3 to 6 months.

    Any stories to share? Good or bad?

  2. #2
    G-Snap

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    674
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    2
    I had a rebound that lasted two years! LOL Maybe that can't even be considered a rebound. I dunno! I suspect everyone's answer will be a tad different because people are all different.

    But the rebound didn't pull me back to my ex, even though even after 2 years that is what he wanted. So don't spend your energy waiting for something that may not happen. Don't miss the act of living in the meantime. Sounds like you won't. Stick to it.

  3. #3
    90_hour_sleep
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    bc
    Posts
    2,880
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    90
    Quote Originally Posted by JohJoh525 [Register to see the link]
    So, this could be a previous thread, but I'm not sure:

    Can anyone share how long their exes rebound relationships lasted?

    My story is posted in a few places, but I think it's a Grass is Greener type thing. My partner of 10 years left out of the blue exactly one month ago, started a new relationship the next day, already planning on getting an apartment with the new guy in a few weeks, etc. It's all so crazy and fast.

    Most everyone feels like this relationship will fail (except me, of course) and that our history will pull us back together, and I'm trying to move on and stay positive about reconciling at the same time. Most of my friends are giving it 3 to 6 months.

    Any stories to share? Good or bad?
    can't speak of my own experience...but i have two very close friends who rebounded VERY soon after serious relationships ended...and they've been together going on 10+ years.

    think it's different for everyone. but that makes sense...right?

  4. #4
    MandyJade
    Bronze Member MandyJade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    25
    Posts
    134
    Gender
    Female
    My longest relationship was a year.
    For me rebounds last about a month or two.
    Sometimes they turn into more tho.
    My last ex of 6 month was a rebound from a year long relationship.
    So... :P

  5. #5
    Dako
    Platinum Member Dako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Age
    63
    Posts
    9,175
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    1
    My two exes had short ones, but I never, ever considered myself destined to get back with them. I moved on to meet someone who was so much better for me. If you hope to get a re-run, please reconsider.

    Just my opinion, but when a relationship is over, it's better to try again with someone new. You deserve a fresh start.

  6. #6
    JohJoh525
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    21
    Gender
    Male
    Yeah, I know people are all totally different. It is just hard to fathom the end of a 10-year relationship where there didn't seem to be any major problems at all (except for the fact that he walked out!!!)

    I just keep hearing more and more stories about the new guy, and they're all about how he has a very "social" reputation and is truly attention starved. Most of the people who know my ex and also the new guy think that this is a huge infatuation because they are currently working together, and that it could end; however, I cannot guarantee that, of course.

    I have spent the last month dwelling and being negative about it all... "Oh, he's not coming back. He doesn't care. He doesn't love me"; however, I think I have to be positive for myself. Supposedly, my ex is going around telling everyone how he cares about me and how I'm his best friend, etc. I've actually had very limited contact with him. I only answer his texts if they are about shared finances. Being positive about the situation is helping me a bit. True, I am telling myself, "He could come back. He cares. Etc. Etc. but like I said, I am not counting on it. Expecting the worst but hoping for the best. Being positive about this has also given me a bit of a recharge or boost, and it's making me a little happier as each day goes by. Maybe it's a bit of denial or maybe I'm moving on a bit. Who knows? Do I want to reconcile. Yes, of course, I'd like to think I would, given that we spent 10 years together and lived together 7 years. If ever given the opportunity, I'd have to see how I feel about it at that point... however close to or far from now that time may (or may not) be.

  7. #7
    petite
    Forum Supporter petite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    3,097
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    122
    For most people rebounds usually last about 2-3 months. More often than not once the three month mark has passed, people either end up missing either their ex, are over them or just don't find the rebound interesting enough to continue seeing them.

  8. Thanks fleshandbone thanked for this post
  9. #8
    coolchick64
    Platinum Member coolchick64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    circling the drain
    Posts
    1,274
    Thanked
    1
    my ex's rebound lasted 3 months; we got back together after he broke up with her.

  10. Thanks fleshandbone thanked for this post
  11. #9
    JohJoh525
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    21
    Gender
    Male
    Most people are saying 3-6 months. In addition, everyone thinks that their new relationship is a recipe for disaster. Too fast, too impulsive, they're both attention starved, the new guy has a reputation, etc. He texts me a lot, but I usually don't respond-unless about shared finances. Tonight, he came to see the show I was in, and he wanted to go out for coffee or drinks after (because his new boyfriend is at work), and I told him I had previously made plans. After that, another guy from the show left with me... and before I even got home, I got a text from my ex saying he enjoyed the show, and that it was really great to see me. I want to believe he misses something, so when everything crashes... Here's to hoping!
    Last edited by JohJoh525; 02-19-2010 at 11:21 PM.

  12. #10
    LostinLimbo
    Member LostinLimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4
    I think it varies from situation to situation, depends on the break up,,,etc......

    LiL

  13.  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Top Threads
So its been like 6 weeks since he left without a word
So if you remember my old thread i dated this guy for over 3 years and like 6 weeks ago (March 16th) he left our house and just left a letter. I've
Lost in pain.. the whole relationship a lie..
The facts.. cut all contact over a week ago after he tried to rekindle our relationship. As, it turned out days later, only friends with benefits but
How to breakup with my depressed and borderline suicidal girlfriend?
So I am 20 years old, and I dated my girlfriend all throuought high school. We have been on and off multiple times throughout the years, but we
Cheater exposed.. is this a terrible idea?!
For background information on the terrible breakup I have found myself in
Fiance left me; my (long) breakup story; could really use some help
Hello all, This is my first time posting here, and I am really hoping that I can get some advice from others in similar situations. My fiance
Pregnant BPD ex
I had been with my girlfriend for a year. The first 5 months were heaven, with only two incidents that I should have recognized as abnormal. The
We broke up today... can't stop crying
I just can't stop crying. We broke up today. For the first time ever since we started this relationship... I know he still loves me and I still love

Featured Threads
He took my sisters virginity!
Well.. Here goes nothing. I don't have anyone to talk to and hoping to get some insight. My mind is confused and my heart is completely
Dating after working in the sex industry
Hey all, I'm coming out of a difficult time in my life where i worked as a sex worker. I just wanted some opinions on how to handle this when I begin
My boyfriend hangs out one on one with his ex am I right to feel uncomfortable?
Hi everyone, I posted here before about how my boyfriend and his ex are close friends. Long story short, they date for two years, realised they were
What does this mean?
I'm a 24 year old man and I've been in a relationship with my girlfriend for 5 years. But I'm feeling like this relationship is built on blind trust
Is this just "The 21st Century Woman?"
For the past 5 years, every woman I've dated (ages 25-32 we'll say) has had to stress to me immediately, before anything gets going, that they are
Venting I guess... I miss having sex.
So... I don't know if there is any real advice that can be given here. But I'm sure people here can at least relate and maybe share their
My boyfriend curses at me but says he's joking?
Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I have been dating for about 8 months and while everything has been great so far except that he curses at me but says
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •