Soulmate rebound relationships are quite common. There are several reasons why a soulmate would get involved in a rebound relationship. Let’s start right from the beginning.
When soulmates meet the connection is so intense. No one really understands what it feels like and how overwhelming, and all encompassing, it can be until they meet theirs. For this reason alone, many soulmates go into a state of denial. Many of these soulmate connection deniers will go directly to a rebound relationship.
They may run back to an ex that they know is no good for them on the rebound. They may also take up with someone new while in reality they are not emotionally available to this new person. The soulmate left behind is wondering how their soulmate moved on so quickly.
WHY SOULMATES REBOUND
They start to question whether or not the connection between them was even real, even though they still feel it themselves. They start thinking the connection only goes one way. Questioning the reality of the soulmate connection is another step they take in the process. The connection was there and is still there.
In an effort to run from the connection and not deal with it, the soulmate denier quickly gets involved with someone else. It is a layer of protection they are using to try and convince themselves they are back in control of their emotions. It goes to say they are kidding and lying to themselves. All they have really done is get involved with someone they are essentially. This is how they avoid dealing with their soulmate. Although some sympathy can be given towards those that are being used this way, common sense should have told them it was too soon to enter into a relationship this early after their last one ended.
Another one of the reasons soulmates may get involved in a rebound relationship is during the growth period of that relationship. When soulmates meet, there is that feeling of “this is the one”. For many people that is a source of joy. For others it can bring on a lot of fear and discomfort.
IT’S EASIER WITHOUT THE DEEP CONNECTION
We don’t get to choose when we meet our soulmates. It happens through serendipity, or destiny, based on divine timing. So many of us may not feel ready to enter into what we know deep down will be a long-term (lifetime) relationship. The thought of being together forever can be feel claustrophobic for some people when they are not emotionally and mentally prepared for it.
So again, the soulmate that is experiencing a feeling of “fight or flight” takes off running. They run back to an ex that they know they can walk away from because they have done it before. Or they find someone new on the rebound. They know deep down that with these soulmate rebound relationships they are safe because they do not care about this person as deeply as they do their soulmate. They also know the person they are rebounding with is most likely more into them. Therefore they could ever truthfully reciprocate their affections.
You would be shocked how long they can stay in relationships like this. The false sense of being into control of their emotions gives the appearance this is a much safer relationship. Sadly this false sense of security often leads to out of control relationships. A lot of fighting and chaos can occur in relationships like this.
Some of the other soulmate rebound relationships are no where near as chaotic but they are also no way near as passionate or fulfilling. The soulmate winds up settling for something less intense. The problem for them though is that there is always the lingering memory of how it felt to really love and feel connected so deeply to someone. They always know deep down that they settled for something second rate.
If your soulmate has moved on to another relationship, chances are very high that it is a rebound relationship. How long they stay in it varies, but it could be a long time unfortunately.