Can a Rebound Relationship Last?

Sometimes a rebound is just a rebound, but does it have the potential to be a forever love?

The hosts of “The Real” dished on whether they felt rebound relationships could evolve into something special that can go the distance.

Jeannie weighed in, pointing to celebrity couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton as an example of a possible rebound-turned-romance that appears to be working. “When you’re in a broken heart, and I’m sure most of you guys have felt it, there’s nothing like somebody else who understands it. Whether or not it can be healthy for you I don’t know, because if you depend on each other to fix your brokenness, that might be a liability that only God can really do. That might be weird to put on another human being.”

Adrienne thinks the success of a rebound might depend on how it happens. “I think if you are intentionally seeking out someone to make you feel whole, like Jeannie said, I don’t think that will last long-term. But I think if you really take time to work on yourself, and you’re working on loving yourself, and that person just appears in your life, I think that can actually work long-term.”

Loni explained that when she’s done with someone that's it, because she’s gotten to the point where she’s sure the relationship is over. "When I said I’m done, I’m done. I’m ready to move on.”

Tamera noted that experiences can be subjective. “Sometimes it takes them a while to be done. Some people, like Loni, when you’re done you're done.”

Real fam, has a rebound relationship ever worked out for you? When you’re done with a relationship, are you ready to move on right away?


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