How Long Will Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter Last?

When the news hit that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were splitting, we didn’t expect her to jump straight into another relationship. However, that’s exactly what Cyrus did with Kaitlynn Carter.

Do Cyrus and Carter have what it takes to make things last? The answer is more complicated than you’d think.

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Miley Cyrus has found a new partner in Kaitlynn Carter

For the last month, we’ve watched Cyrus be all over her new girlfriend after they both left their husbands. First, they vacationed together in Italy, then a report surfaced that they were all over each other in a club — kissing, groping, and “basically having sex.”

But as things settled down, we also saw Cyrus and Carter acting like a normal couple. They sent a joint birthday gift of a weed basket to Carter’s ex, Brody Jenner. And they had lunch with Cyrus’ mom, Tish.

Every time we see the women together, and they appear to always be together, they seem very happy. There’s plenty of PDA, with the couple holding hands and placing their arms around each other often.

There are even reports that Cyrus and Carter have already moved in together. A source told People, “They live together and are very happy. Miley is doing great. She is moving on. She seems to have no regrets. She loves being with Kaitlynn.”

When the couple met Cyrus’ mom for the second time over the last month, they were seen with their arms around each other and smiling. Then, they were photographed walking hand in hand outside a New York City nightclub.

“Miley is very close with Kaitlynn,” another source told People. “It’s romantic, but also a friendship. They are both going through similar stuff right now and are bonding over it.”

But have the women given themselves enough time to process the end of their last relationship before jumping into this one?

Rebound relationships can be tricky

It’s not uncommon for someone to jump into another relationship after a breakup. According to a study by Emory University, when we’re going through a breakup, our brains crave the feelings of love and attachment that a new relationship can provide.

When we jump into a new relationship, we’re numbing ourselves to the pain and loss of the breakup. In our desperation for a new love, we often miss warning signs or just aren’t as picky when choosing a new partner. This can lead us into relationships with someone who isn’t good for us.

We also aren’t giving ourselves time to process the negative emotions, so they just get stuffed away somewhere. Only to pop back up later when we least expect it.

Because of all these issues, rebound relationships are often destined to fail. According to James Nelmondo of Unknown Breakup, rebound relationships usually fall apart within the first year.

However, there is a small percentage of rebound relationships that are able to transition into a healthy relationship. For example, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West began their relationship very quickly after Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, and they’re still going strong. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton also began their relationship right after they both went through divorces, and their cuteness is saving The Voice.

How long will Cyrus and Carter last?

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Cyrus and Carter seem very happy right now, but their relationship does appear to be very physical. They’re always touching when we see them. According to Gerald Matiri for Panda Gossips, a high level of intense physical attraction is actually a warning sign in rebounds.

Although intimacy is important in a relationship, being too hot and heavy in a rebound can mean that they’re trying to fill a hole or cover up emotions.

One good thing about Cyrus and Carter’s relationship is that they were friends for a while before they became an item. That means that they probably got to know each other pretty well, and they’ll have a better chance of being able to help each other through tough emotions.

No one can really say for sure how long their relationship will last. All we can do is look at the evidence and guess. Relationships take hard work and it will be up to Cyrus and Carter whether they want to put the work into it.