I hated them and everyone else who I thought could possibly know about their relationship. I thought about them giggling and laughing and kissing and being blissfully happy.

Your ex broke up with you and left you heartbroken.

Grit your teeth, accept it, act classy and show grace to the outside world. They will support you more than you could have possibly imagined.

I felt like a naïve chump who was the subject of their laughter. Their relationship is working because of the "scandalous and forbidden" element. When that wears off, and everyone in the community moves on to the next piece of gossip, and your ex and your friend really get to know each other, the appeal will fade.4.

On the other hand, if they waited an appropriate amount of time (like three to four months) before entering the new relationship, it’s less likely to be a rebound.

Again, it’s not a surefire way of telling whether or not it’s a rebound.

It’s an attempt to have the same level of intimacy that you had with your ex, with someone else.

Being intimately close to someone gives us a feeling of security and a boost to our self-esteem.

If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips on how to handle it and how to keep from going insane:2.

I think, "My ex is dating my friend" is very common, especially if you live in the suburbs, where everyone knows everyone.

In this article, I’ll lay out some signs that will help you understand the rebound behavior and figure out on your own whether or not they’ve moved on. The longer they’ve been in the new relationship, the less likely it is to be a rebound.