It is an accepted fact that rebound relationships do not work. But, is this truth or fiction?Truth is that there many happy couples who got together shortly after a previous relationship break up and they have made it work.First of all, what is the definition of a rebound relationship?A rebound relationship is usually where a person begins a new relationship with someone else shortly after leaving or having been left by a previous partner.It will appear to all around them that they had not given themselves time to get over the previous relationship and therefore this could hamper the healthy growth of a new relationship. This would then place added strain on the couple and the likelihood that previous relationships issues will resurface, is much greater.However, if you meet someone who seems to be the kind of person that you are looking for and they are attracted to you, then it would be crazy to walk away from them. Of course, you take a risk that it will not work out, but isn’t that the case for every relationship we enter? There are no absolute guarantees in any relationship, but obviously when you are both attracted to each other and willing to build a relationship together, it is a very good start.Why do relationships breakdown? There are lots of reasons, like having an affair for example, but the most common one is that people just grow apart. Your rebound partner split up for a reason. Perhaps they grew apart or finally figured out that they should never have got together with this person in the first place.In order to avoid that happening in your situation with your new lover, you will need to take things slowly, which you would do in any case, right? If you can, find out what went wrong in their previous relationship. They may be relieved to be able to talk about it, or they may be reluctant, in which case it would be wise not to push it. They may share with you later on when they feel closer to you, when your relationship has developed.Do be careful in comparing yourself to your new love’s previous partner. Your mutual friends may try it and the important thing here is not to buy into it. Remember if they see similarities, it is because your partner is attracted to a certain type of person, and, that basically we all are similar to each other in one way or another.At the end of the day, whatever happened between those two people is something known only to them.If it is you that has just had a breakup and you are interested in a new person, be aware first of all what your intentions are. Do you just want a casual relationship, or are you looking for the one you wish to be with for the rest of your life? Are you actually ready to give to another relationship, or, are you just trying to make your ex-partner jealous, or pay them back in some way? It is important to know the difference as it is unfair to the new person in your life, and it will not achieve the result you are aiming for.Not all rebound relationships will end suddenly and you may find that it keeps going and turns out to be the right one for you after all. They say, when one door shuts, another will open. Or, you could be like me, I left the love of my life, had some relationships that did not work out, reconnected with my first love “on the rebound” and found the love I was looking for in the beginning.So, do not be afraid to give a rebound relationship a go, they could be the one you had been searching for right from the start.