Getting over a crush who’s taken is never easy. Unfortunately, though, at some point in our lives we’ll all be in that situation. Whether you have been in the past, or are going through it right now, we’ve all been there. Getting over a crush who’s taken is difficult, but possible. Just follow my simple tips and you’ll be on the road to getting over your crush!
1. Accept It
Accept that it’s not going to happen. This is one of the most difficult aspects of getting over a crush, but it’s also the most important. Even if a relationship with your crush could happen somewhere down the road, right now it’s not. They’re taken. The more quickly you can accept it, the easier it will be to get over it.
2. Meet New People
Getting your mind off of the situation is essential to forgetting about your taken crush. A good way to get your mind off of the situation is to meet new people. Meet new potential love interests, or meet some new friends. This is good to do especially if your crush is also your friend. Staying away from your group of friends and finding some new friends, at least for the time being, is a perfect way to get over your taken crush.
3. Have New Experiences
Have some new experiences and make some new memories! It’s a good way to try and forget about the situation, but making new memories may help you to focus more on your new memories and less on the old memories with your taken crush!
4. Find Things That Bother You
It sounds so juvenile, but making a list of the things that bother you about your crush will help you get over it faster. Sometimes you have to focus on all of the things you hate about the person you like just to get over them. It doesn’t always have to be so hostile, but it might be better off that way at the beginning.
5. Distance Yourself
Depending on how close you are with your taken crush, it’s going to be more or less difficult to distance yourself. You can distance yourself mentally by choosing not to spend time with them. You can also distance yourself physically by getting a change in environment. If your circumstances allow for it, travel for a little while or even move away. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of distance, whether mentally or physically, to get over your taken crush.
6. Be Sad
Allow yourself time to mourn. Don’t focus months of your life on it, but let yourself be sad for a few days. It’s okay to be sad, it’s the only way you’ll ever truly and healthily get over it!
7. Don’t Relapse
Whatever you do, once you’re over your taken crush, don’t go back to them while they’re still taken. It’s not worth everything you just went through to get over them. It’s hard to get over a crush, especially when they’re taken, and it’s not worth it to relapse. It’s not worth the inevitable pain. You’ve mourned, you’ve distanced yourself, and you’ve accepted it, why would you go back?
It’s never easy to get over a crush who’s taken. Have you ever had a crush on someone in a relationship? How did you get over it? Share your stories in the comments!