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My best friend has a crush on a guy she doesn’t really know. Do you have any advice to help her get over it or for me to help her?

Having a crush on someone is totally normal especially if you don’t know the person but seeing them often enough for you to notice them. Getting a crush can be a fast process and can last for as long as you keep on liking them. You may like them because you are attracted to them physically but it could also be something small like the type of food they like. But getting over a crush can be a hard and painful process that may feel super annoying. It can be a heartbreaking process as you may get reminded of them by random everyday things. But crushes don’t last forever and that is important to note that.

When getting over a crush it is important to remember that you are in control of your own emotions. So knowing that you can decide what you do with what you are feeling is your choice. It can also be helpful to talk to friends, family or ConnecTeen about the issue as getting feedback can help with the process. When a friend is getting over a crush it is important to now force them to do anything but rather just sitting with them and listening to how they feel can help a great deal. Make sure that they are ready to let go of that person. Even though they are not dating it can still be hard to get over a crush.
Getting over a crush can happen for a number of reasons, no matter how small or big they are. If the person you are crushing on does not like you back, it is important to know that it is not because they hate you- they may just not know you. Knowing that you are a good person and that you will find the right person is a good mentality to have as you go through the process. Writing how you feel and talking to your friends can be a good start to getting over your crush and it may take time and you may feel hopeless but it will happen. Just making sure that you are in a good place can make all the difference.

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