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What to do when the one you like is already taken

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 27, 2015
It's frustrating when your crush has a boyfriend or girlfriend. Here’s how to deal with it when the one you like is already taken.
  • 1

    Respect that he/she is with someone

    Keep your strong feelings aside and acknowledge that you've got to respect that he/she is with someone they want to be with. Easier said than done, but you have to work through it.

    Respect that he/she is with someone
  • 2

    Let your bitterness out harmlessly

    It is difficult to control your mind when your crush is taken. The best way to make peace with mind is by letting out the negative emotions.

    Let your bitterness out harmlessly
  • 3

    Move on, meet new people

    Meeting new potential love interests is one of the ways you can get your mind off of the situation. Having people around will make you feel better.

    Move on, meet new people
  • 4

    Distance yourself (if need be)

    It is difficult to distance yourself from your crush but a change in environment can help you get over it. If he/she happens to be your friend, you will have to make yourself strong to remain friends. Or you, stay away from him/her and also your group of friends.

    Distance yourself (if need be)
  • 5

    Don’t go back

    Now that you have accepted, mourned and distanced yourself from taken crush, don’t go back to them. If they come to you, it is still not worth a relapse.

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    Don’t go back
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