A close relative to the under-grieved is the person who is on the rebound from a significant failure. Maybe this person was dumped in a relationship, mercilessly fired from a job, ostracized by friends, defrauded in a potentially amazing financial deal or suffered some other or a multitude of humiliating personal losses.
The personal impact of the failure is subjective to the individual, of course, and the sicker the person, the greater the sense of devastation he or she feels over seemingly small tragedies. One way this person will compensate for feelings of failure is to find some success in some area such as dating. And what better way to prove you are not a loser than to have you on the arm when walking into a party or the old hang-out.
While it feels like you are the love of that person’s life you are the loss-recovery medication of the moment. Success in some other area leaves you out, where you really should stay in the first place.
Beware of the "OK-but-not-great" date»