rebound relationship

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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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If anyone suspects it's a rebound relationship, including the other party in the rebound relationship, move in together.
ONLY three weeks into 2014 and it already seems this is going to be the year of the rebound relationship.
One defence mechanism that we should be wary of however is the rebound relationship.