Having a crush can feel like the most amazing thing in the world. There are the butterflies when they like your new Insta pic and the heart-dropping, soul-echoing feeling you get when you spot them across the cafeteria. IT’S THE BEST. And since it can feel so great, it also means that it can feel AWFUL. If your crush dates someone else, get ready to feel like someone punched you in the feels. They didn’t text you back? Ugh, that means you’re going to check your phone ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Have a crush that you know is a player who will only leave you brokenhearted? Get ready for tears. Do they have no idea you exist? ::Insert ghost emoji here::
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Sometimes you just need to cut a crush loose. The ups and downs can be too much to handle, and taking a step back can be crucial when it comes to self-care. Plus, NO ONE is worth that much trouble. Seriously. Here’s exactly how to get over them…
Know Why You’re Crushing
So how do you know if you need to get over your crush? The answer: When the bad feelings start to outweigh the good. Do you feel amazing after talking to them or do you leave feeling a little empty? Are you trying to get their attention and it’s just not happening? Are you seeing a side of them that you don’t like? Sometimes you might want to get over a crush because the rollercoaster ride of emotions is making you want to vom. Maybe you feel awkward and embarrassed around them and you just don’t want to deal? There are a million reasons why a crush might not become more. Love and even ~like~ can be complicated AF. If you feel like something just isn’t right, TRUST YOURSELF. I know you probably hear this from your squad all the time, but seriously: If they are not treating you like gold, they are DEF not worth it.
A Little Distance Goes A Long Way
Now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…how to get over a killer crush. One thing to think about: Crushes are kind of like bug bites — the more attention you pay to them by itching and scratching, the harder it is to heal in peace. Even though you see them in school, it doesn’t mean you need to suffer through them popping up on your Snapchat and dominating your IG feed. Say it with me: UNFOLLOW THEM. (Even though we know you probs won’t – we still love you!). But seriously. Try not to stalk them online – it’s only going to make you feel like more of a trash fire.
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