Dating is such a tricky business.
You fall in love with someone and they’re all lovey-dovey until they dump you and start dating someone else.
But what if you wanted them to come back?
Maybe they’ll have a rebound relationship and that will make them realize how much they miss you. It could work out, right?
If you really want to know, here are 15 surefire signs your ex will come back after a rebound relationship:
1) You still have their belongings
Let’s begin with something simple. If you still have your ex’s stuff and they didn’t express their intention to get them back, it could be because of at least two reasons:
Reason 1: Your ex doesn’t want their things back. You might as well throw them away or donate them.
Reason 2: Or, your ex intentionally left their stuff at your place because they wanted to have an excuse to talk to you and see you.
Even if your ex is the one who dumped you, this doesn’t mean they were 100% sure about their decision. Maybe they wanted to have some sort of backup plan in case you didn’t want to see or talk to them anymore.
And that’s why they didn’t reach out to you to take their things back.
One way to know for sure is to determine whether there’s something among their stuff that they really like and could want back. In case there is, reason 2 might apply to you!
2) They said some things that lead you to believe they still care about you
Look: analyzing everything your ex says to you is not healthy. However, it could be useful in figuring out whether they’ll come back after a rebound relationship.
Well, think about the things your ex says to you; what do you talk about?
- Do you discuss general topics as friends?
- Or do you talk about personal and intimate things?
You see, if the latter applies to you and your ex is talking to you about personal and intimate things, they might still consider your relationship to be special despite their new relationship.
And if the things you talk about are not all that personal and intimate, your ex might just be doing it because they don’t want to lose touch with you. The interesting thing is that when this happens, you can use it to your advantage.
But, more about that below.
3) They constantly keep in touch with you
You’re broken up and they’re in a rebound relationship. So why do they keep in constant touch with you?
Well, there are a few possible reasons why your ex is doing this:
- They genuinely want to be friends with you.
- They’re actually still into you.
- They just want to keep tabs on you.
- They’re worried you’re not handling the breakup.
- They want something from you, such as favors.
So what can you do in this situation when you’re uncertain of their motives? Send this “No Communication” text
“It’s best that we don’t talk right now, but I would like to be friends eventually.”
This one needs to be sent to your ex at the right time for it to be truly effective.
But why I like it is that you’re communicating with them, that you don’t really need to talk anymore. In essence, you’re saying that you don’t really need them to play any role in your life anymore.
Why is this so good?
You induce a “fear of loss” in your ex, triggering their attraction to you again.
I learned about this text from Brad Browning, who has helped thousands of men and women get their exes back. He goes by the moniker of “the relationship geek”, and for good reason.
In this free video, he’ll show you exactly what you can do to make your ex want you again.
No matter what your situation is – or how badly you’ve messed up since the two of you broke up – he’ll give you a number of useful tips that you can apply immediately.
Here’s a link to his free video again. If you really want your ex back, this video will help you do this.
4) Your ex has told their friends they made the wrong choice
Want to know another sign that your ex might still be interested in you, despite the fact that you broke up and they’re in a rebound relationship?
They realized that breaking up with you was not the best choice they made. On top of that, they’ve admitted this in front of their friends.
But even if that happened, how would you know? Well, assuming that you met his friends, I’m sure you got close to at least one of them who was against the breakup.
So, naturally, if your ex told them about his/her feelings, you should find out sooner or later.
5) Their new partner is really different from you
Sign number 5 goes like this: their new partner is really different from you.
Why is this a sign? Psychologically speaking, it confirms their feelings for you.
How so? Think about it like this:
Would you like to date someone who constantly reminded you of your ex? I don’t think so!
This is why your ex wants someone who’s not like you. They can’t be reminded of you because that could cause them pain. Becoming nostalgic is also among the last things they need to do.
Instead, they want a new person who’s not a copy of you. Why? To take their mind off you, of course!
6) Your ex’s relationship status is still single – although they’re with someone
Here’s another thing: why are you seeing your ex’s relationship status as single on social media if they’re in a relationship?
The answer is simple: they might not want to be in a serious relationship!
Maybe this is what they want: casual dating, a fling, something that won’t cause them much pain.
Or maybe they don’t want people to find out about their rebound relationship because they’re not planning on seeing that person for long.
Keep in mind: if your ex’s relationship status is still single, it could also be because of their feelings for you!
How so? Even if your ex is involved in a rebound relationship, their feelings for you might be stronger than those for the new partner. In other words, they might not be over you yet.
7) Your ex didn’t introduce their rebound to their friends or family
If your ex didn’t introduce their rebound to their friends or family, there’s a chance they might come back to you.
Sometimes, when people are in a rebound relationship, they don’t introduce their new partner to their friends or family.
They don’t do this because they don’t care about their new partner. So, naturally, they don’t want to show off their new relationship.
They don’t care because they still have feelings for their ex. And that’s why they don’t want to introduce their new partner to their friends or family.
8) Your ex is your soulmate
Think about this for a second: if you only knew whether your ex was your soulmate!
How easy and reassuring would that be for your situation?
However, don’t get too excited just yet.
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9) The rebound relationship is going badly
Every relationship has its good and bad moments. This is also the case with rebound relationships.
But if your ex’s relationship is going badly, there’s a chance they’d want to come back to you.
Well, the rebound relationship might not be going well for many reasons, some of which include:
- Your ex’s new partner is controlling.
- Your ex’s new partner is mean to them.
- The relationship isn’t as exciting as they thought it would be.
And so on and so forth…
So, if your ex’s relationship is going down the drain, there’s a chance they’ll come back to you.
Statistically speaking, rebound relationships last around 6 months on average. So, if your ex is already having problems in their new relationship, it could even end sooner!
10) They still call you by your pet name
What does it mean when your ex still calls you by your pet name? It means they didn’t lose their affection for you.
Calling someone cute names is an indicator of feelings for them. So when your ex calls you by your pet name, you need to take notice and pay attention!
On top of that, it means they’re still interested in you. Why?
You see, if they lost interest in you and moved on, they wouldn’t call you by your pet name anymore. Instead, they would just call you by your name!
But that’s not the case here.
11) You get mixed signals from your ex and their behavior doesn’t make sense
Your ex’s behavior doesn’t make sense.
This could mean that they’re sending you mixed signals. Why? Because they’re confused about their feelings for you.
Think about it: if your ex was over you, their behavior would be clear, consistent, and straightforward. But the truth is that their behavior doesn’t make sense!
So what do you do in this situation? Listen to what your gut is saying to you, pay attention to your feelings, and act accordingly!
For example, one day they’ll talk to you for hours. But the next day they’ll be distant and not give any signs of wanting to talk.
You need to figure out what’s going on in their head and in their heart.
Sometimes, your ex will say one thing, but their actions tell a different story! Who knows? They might still be in love with you!
12) They post songs you two used to listen to when you were together
Every couple has one or more songs that they listen to when they’re together. These songs don’t have to be romantic, but they do have to be meaningful in some way.
Now, if your ex is in a rebound relationship and posts a song you two used to listen to when you were together, this may mean they’re missing you.
So, there’s a chance they’re not over you.
This relates back to what Brad Browning taught me – there are simple ways to get your ex back, especially if they show signs they miss you.
I mentioned Brad earlier; he’s an expert at helping couples work through their issues and rebuild their relationships.
With practical tips to help you get your ex back, his advice could be just what you need to make them miss you even more.
13) You’ll just know
While it’s possible your ex might still be in love with you and come back to you after a rebound relationship, there are a few ways to know for sure.
One of them is listening to your gut feeling!
Although listening to your intuition might not seem like a reliable source for you, numerous experts agree that you should at least consider what your gut feeling says.
And let me tell you why:
What we call a gut feeling is actually your subconscious mind.
And that’s the part of your mind that has the ability to detect and process subtle indicators that would otherwise go unnoticed by you.
Now, if your gut feeling is telling you something, you need to act on it!
Sure, this might not be 100% accurate all the time. But there are many cases where it helps people make the right decision.
14) The occurrence of angel numbers confirms it
Angel numbers? What are they?
Angel numbers are numbers that appear in certain situations, such as when you’re struggling with a breakup.
How so? These numbers are a form of divination and are used by many people who need answers for their situations.
However, this doesn’t mean that you have to ask the universe any questions. The universe will always give you a sign if it’s necessary for you.
So, in case all you can think about is whether your ex will come back after a rebound relationship, the universe will send you angel numbers that confirm this event or suggest you move on.
What numbers should you be looking out for?
For example, if you’re going through a breakup and you see the number 333 wherever you go (such as on house numbers), then this is a sign that you should make up for your past before you even hope to get your ex back.
However, if you see the number 777, it means that you should have patience. Things are not going to change any time soon.
And the best part? There are thousands of angel numbers and each can give you specific answers to your current life situation.
Make sure not to miss them! Look around you and be mindful of what’s happening to you!
15) You dream about them coming back to you
Did you know that dreams are meant to tell you something?
They’re like a message you’re sending to yourself while you’re asleep. How so?
Anytime you have a dream with a significant meaning, your subconscious mind is trying to tell you something. That’s why it’s important to listen to what your dreams are saying!
Now, let me give you an example of how this works in practice:
Let’s say that you had a dream about you and your ex being together again. Your dream can have different meanings:
- It could present your desire to get back together.
- It could be the most probable outcome considering how things are going.
- It could also be a sign that you will succeed if you keep believing and calling them in.
Think about your dream and answer this:
- What was your ex telling you?
- What were you doing?
- How were you feeling during the dream?
All these questions are meant to help you work out the dream’s meaning.
After that, you need to make a decision! Is it time for you to start moving on or is there still hope?
Do rebounds make your ex miss you more?
Your ex is in a rebound relationship and you’d like to know whether this will make him/her miss you even more?
The truth is that rebounds aren’t made to last. They are temporary relationships made to help someone get over their ex.
However, sometimes, the huge differences between the former partner and the current one make it harder for that to happen.
Why? It’s basically because your ex will start missing you when they see these differences. They’ll begin to appreciate you more and will want to get back to you.
But that doesn’t mean it will happen! It’s an emotional process that your ex needs to go through before they realize what they did was a mistake. That will only be possible if you stay calm and don’t beg for his/her forgiveness on the first day of your ex’s rebound.
Begging for them to come back won’t do you any good! In fact, it’ll only make things worse and you’ll lose more self-respect.
Can a rebound turn into love?
You love your ex and you’re waiting for them to come back to you after a rebound relationship. But will they?
There’s a chance that your ex may start feeling something for their rebound partner, and it could even be love.
How can we be sure of that?
There are numerous reasons why this is probably going to happen:
- Your ex has already moved on emotionally and has forgotten about the problems they had with you.
- It’s a response to their loneliness and they are trying to replace your love with their rebound partner’s love.
- They think that this is the best way to start everything over again and regain control over every aspect of their lives (including their love life).
And numerous reasons why this is probably not going to happen:
- Statistically speaking, rebound relationships don’t turn into love.
- Your ex hasn’t had enough time to reflect on their mistakes, and so they don’t know what they want.
- The new relationship is not based on love or friendship. It’s based on the need to forget about their ex and the need to have someone around them.
Your ex will come back if you do this…
The signs in this article should help you conclude whether your ex will come back after a rebound relationship. However, even if they point to them returning to you, you might have to wait a little longer for that to happen.
But what if you really want your ex back for good and you don’t want to wait?
You’ll need the help of Brad Browning. I mentioned him earlier; he’s developed some incredible techniques to help rebuild the love and trust between you and your ex.
And the best part?
With his practical advice and tips, you could be in close contact with your ex much sooner than you think. Are you ready to take the plunge and fight for the love you once shared together?
If so, check out Brad’s excellent free video.
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