Do you quickly jump into a new relationship to get over a breakup you caused or ruined by your ex? However, romantic relationships are often meant to last forever – but they can also end in separation.
A separation brings with it emotional emotions that can change people’s lives. Divorced people tend to report lower physical and psychological health and lower well-being than people in a relationship.
In the long run, however, those who are divorced often show signs of recovery. However, some may recover very quickly after separation; others may recover more slowly.
Possible factors that could explain these different reactions are personality traits, such as endurance which helps one to deal constructively and successfully with interpersonal losses.
And that is not the only benefit. People who endure adverse conditions can have a double advantage after separation: Not only will they recover faster, but they are also more likely to find a new partner. Engaging in a new relationship, in turn, can help reduce psychological discomfort and unpleasant feelings.
Researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland were interested in these differences in separation. What did they find? As expected, the endurance was cheerful after the breakup and could thus serve as protection for the separated. However, this does not explain the changes that can occur after separation.
And the most significant change happened to those who found a new partner immediately after the divorce. This change was quite beneficial, as a new relationship can provide post-separation support and can generally boost mood. Interestingly, men were more likely than women to make a new relationship.
So should everyone start a new relationship right after a breakup?
Not necessarily. Because such a decision may be beneficial for most, it is not the best choice for everyone. Also, not every new relationship can be so enjoyable as to satisfy everyone’s life. Thus, a new relationship can be considered a promoter for life satisfaction after separation, but it is not the rule. You might fall in love with the wrong person, and it will add more pain to the already healing injuries.