Must-Read: Bounce Back from Being Dumped
Breakups are the worst. We know. We’ve been there. It happens. It’s the worst, mostly because you have to kind of change up all of this stuff that you thought you kind of had figured out for awhile. But one of the worst parts is knowing when the right time is in order to take that leap again and to get back into the dating field. Like, are you supposed to wait a certain amount of time after being out of a serious relationship? Or are you supposed to head on out there right away?
And so today we’re heading on over to Men’s Health where they have a list of ways for us to rebound from our broken relationship. For example, among the pieces of information they’re laying out for us who have been in that terrible position regarding getting dumped, here is something that we all need to know:
People who enter a new relationship within a couple months of a split enjoy higher rates of well-being and self-esteem—and more respect for their new partners—than those who put off dating for longer periods, the study shows. There’s also no evidence that rebound relationships are more likely to falter.
Wary of all the old romantic-comedy clichés, the researchers also adjusted their data to exclude people with attachment anxiety or fear of being single. The results hardly changed. The study team found those who dove right back into the dating pool following a breakup experienced better emotional and psychological outcomes.
Meaning, if you’ve just been dumped or are otherwise out of a relationship and people are saying don’t sate too quickly, don’t worry about any of that! Head on out there and give it your all. As we’ve always learned, if you work hard at something, you’re going to get it.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.