rebound relationship

rebound relationship

A romantic relationship that one begins, often as a means of distraction, while still recovering from the end of a different relationship. Oh, Peggy doesn't really love that guy—she's just in a rebound relationship so that she doesn't feel so heartbroken about Pat leaving her.
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She will always have a rebound relationship during this time but she always come back after we talk it out and I would always forgive her, sometimes accepting the blame just to get her back.
Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie play sisters Sarah and Beth, as the film follows Sarah after she rejects her boyfriend's proposal and finds herself in a rebound relationship.
ONLY three weeks into 2014 and it already seems this is going to be the year of the rebound relationship.
Hasnat and rebound relationship with Dodi Al Fayed before her death in a car crash in Paris.
Then I entered a sort of rebound relationship, which was very exciting but pretty destructive really.
Some get into a rebound relationship, some just get into this non-stop partying or drinking mode or some get depressed and some people immerse themselves in work.
Undergraduates who were 'love seekers", "deceptive", "unconventional" and "hedonistic/risk takers" were significantly more likely to report having been involved in a rebound relationship.
One defence mechanism that we should be wary of however is the rebound relationship.
She forms a rebound relationship with the office bore, but Dave returns on a macho mission to try to win her back.
They have both told me that I mustn't rush into a rebound relationship so I'm biding my time until the right man comes along.
After a very difficult divorce followed by rebound relationship, she risks everything and takes herself around the world.
In that regard, Lopez encapsulates how picking a second baseman often is like a rebound relationship - you're just looking not to get hurt.
She may rush into a disastrous rebound relationship.
In the same way you do not talk about Fight Club, you do not mention the fact you're in a rebound relationship to the person you're in a rebound relationship with.
For Lamar, Khloe's connection with French was nothing more but a rebound relationship, and nothing is ever going to stand in his way on the topic of his love and affection for the reality TV star.