Rebound Relationships Aren’t So Bad After All
Jumping into a new relationship following a painful breakup may be more beneficial to you than sobbing for months, according to one study.
By Justin Krajeski
After a painful breakup the best thing to do is stew in your own self-pity and whining until you have no friends left, right? Not so much.
Turns out, rebound relationships can prove beneficial, according to a small study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Their research showed that those who had started new relationships an average of 7 months after a break-up reported a higher well-being than those who stayed single.
After all, analyses indicated that people in new relationships were more confident in their desirability and had more resolution over their ex-partner. Finally, the study concluded that the faster you pick up someone new, the greater your psychological and relational health; to which I say strap on your running shoes, men.
What does this all mean for you? Well, if you’re been dumped and can’t shake the welling in your chest it’s time get out of those sweatpants, brush the Cheetos crumbs from your shirt, run a razor across your scruffy face, and hop on Tinder to find a new companion. Even if you don’t really want to.