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    Steven Robinson

    When Loving Means Letting Go: How to Respond When Your Crush is Taken

    Falling for someone can be exciting, but if you discover that your crush is taken, it’s a difficult truth to accept. You can find yourself stuck between feeling heartbroken and being loyal to your friend. Suddenly the situation has become complicated, and you may start feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to proceed.

    We know how hard it can be to face so much emotional turmoil without the proper guidance. If you’re struggling to reconcile your feelings with reality, here are some steps to help you maneuver through this tricky situation:

    1. Acknowledge Your Feelings

    It’s important that, first and foremost, you give yourself time and space to process your emotions in whatever way works best for you. Whether that means crying it out or talking to a close friend - it’s okay to feel your emotions fully. Just keep in mind that although it’s valid to allow yourself to grieve your loss, don’t become stuck in a pit of despair or ruminate on what could have been.

    2. Accept Reality

    This might be one of the hardest things to come to terms with because we often want to hold onto hope - but recognizing the truth and accepting the current state of affairs is a key step in working through this difficult situation.

    3. Seek Support

    If you’re feeling down and don’t know where to go, consider talking to a trusted friend, therapist, or counselor. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with another soul can make all the difference in helping you heal and move forward.

    4. Secure Boundaries

    Now that you’ve accepted reality and spoken to someone about it, it's crucialto consider how your relationship will look moving forward. Are you willing to stay friends with them both?protecting your own emotional boundaries is essential to your wellbeing, it's important to set limits and take stock of your boundaries.

    5. Build Her Up

    Loving someone while they’re in a relationship can be agonizing and downright heartbreaking. But if you can muster the courage to genuinely love and support your crush and their partner, you’ll be able to find solace in the fact that you did the right thing. And by cheering them on, you will be able to send out good vibes into the universe.

    When faced with such a complex situation, it's easy to be overwhelmed and give in to despair. But in order to get through it, remind yourself of why you chose to let go to begin with - because you recognize the worth in these people and want to lift them up in the best way possible. the best way to express your love for them is by allowing them to live their own lives as best as they can and fully embracing their decisions.

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