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…
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…
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