He or she hasn't fallen madly in love with someone new, and you haven't been 'replaced' in your ex's mind. A rebound is a way for your ex to take his or her mind off the pain of your breakup while avoiding the loneliness that comes with the single life.Most rebound relationships are over in 3-5 weeks, and your ex's rebound will likely be equally short-lived.
But, while it may seem absolutely terrible right now, things aren't actually as bad as they seem.
And regardless of how painful it might be to know your ex is dating someone new, you absolutely should not say or do anything right now.
The next thing that happens after you break up with someone – this is after the tears, the drama, the denial, the anger, the acceptance, maybe a sneaky shag, more anger, more acceptance and then closure – is moving on.
In an ideal world, you’d be the one to get in first and have a new man to throw all of your energies into, and if you admit it deep down, you probably wouldn’t mind your ex hearing about how happy you are.
'Why He Disappeared' is exactly what I would have wanted to write if I were a man...