Posts tagged "rebounding"

Girl Talk: Maybe I’m Just Not Cut Out To Have A “Fuck Buddy”

When I broke up with my ex about a month ago, I was determined to rebound as quickly as possible. No wallowing this time; it was over and I was moving on. It was almost too convenient that I was presented with an immediate distraction. Jack was someone I'd known for years; we were never…

By: Meghan Murphy / June 23, 2014

The Ex Complex: When He Isn’t Over His Old Girlfriend

Once upon a time I met a guy at a bar I totally clicked with. He was sexy, smart, ambitious, well-dressed, and single. In fact, we were both just a few months out of relationships and looking to date around. The big difference between us, though, was that he had remained close with his ex,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 26, 2010

Girl Talk: How I Handled The Great 20-Something Breakup

There will be some point in your career as a 20-something when someone will break your heart, and bad. By bad I mean, you may think you're having a nervous breakdown and will have the desire to be hospitalized. In some cases, this actually may happen. Here’s how to deal: Suck it up: When I…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 25, 2010

The Eight Rules Of Rebounding

Jon and Kate Gosselin announced their split less than a month ago, and Jon certainly didn't waste any time getting with a new girl. Meanwhile, Kate continues to wear her wedding band. Is Jon cruel for moving on so fast, or is Kate just slow at accepting the fact that her marriage is over? Thi…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 17, 2009

The Breakup Diaries: Five Ideal Rebounds

I am almost -- oh hell, really -- ready for my first post-heartbreaking split rebound. Some are surprised I've ever waited this long, but, frankly, I'm nervous about even kissing someone new, let alone, um, other stuff. Vaguely excited though too -- I was, after all, going to go the rest of my life only…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2008

Dating Don’ts: Five Sure Ways NOT To Get Over Someone

I'm going to come right out and cop to this—I have been dumped more times than I can count. You'd think that after the 5,234th time, I'd be a tad more resilient, but nah. I have mourned certain dead relationships for longer than they went on in the first place and made an idiot of…

By: Judy McGuire / October 2, 2008

First Time For Everything: The Rebound

After a bad break-up, I hid in my room for a while listening to Beck's sad Sea Change, clutching my childhood stuffed animal, Muffin, wondering what I did wrong. But after the obligatory period of self-pity, I was ready to move into phase two: the drunken rebound. My newfound freedom had me wanting some free…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / June 2, 2008