You can't stop smiling whenever you think of them and you get butterflies in your stomach when they're around. Having a crush just gives you something to look forward to each day.
Ideally, your crush would feel the same way about you. But unfortunately that doesn't always happen.
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According to experts, knowing when to move on from your crush can prevent you from getting even more broken hearted. When you're really into someone, it's easy to hold on to hope that something will happen between you two down the road.
There's nothing wrong with being optimistic. But when you hold on to someone for too long, it can mess with your sense of uust. As Allison Duquettea psychotherapist who specializes in relationships and shame-resiliency, tells Bustle, "We can be triggered by a feeling of rejection, which then sets off a shame-spiral leading to obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior.
It's not uncommon for omved who feel rejected to question their self-worth and seek validation from the person who rejected them. The good thing is, you can prevent yourself from falling into this trap. Here are some s it's time to move on from your crush, according to experts. You shouldn't judge someone's interest in you based on that alone.
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But if you're the one who's always initiating the conversation, you may want to take a step back for a bit and see what happens. People who like you will want to talk to you.
As Laurie Berzack, MSWmatchmaker and dating coach, tells Bustle, this usually means that you're not getting the respect, attention, and level of commitment that you're probably looking for. Then forgive yourself and pursue the type of fulfilling relationship you deserve.
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Chances are, you've vented about your situation to them. So if they're telling you that it's time to make a move or move on, listen to them.
As Cathryn Leffd marriage and family therapist, tells Bustle, "They can often see what you don't. Why wait around to find that out? Just express yourself and go from there.
For instance, they try to play "hard to get" in order to get someone to work harder to win them over. But according to Leff, these types of mind games usually don't work. If you notice that someone isn't receptive to your advances, and you are feeling compelled to switch tactics and play these mind games, spmeone may be time to reevaluate the situation.
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If someone aant you back, they likely will show it without needing the extra push. But it can become unhealthy when you begin to feel unworthy of love, as if there's something wrong with you as a person. As Dr. Victoria Chialy Smithd clinical psychologist who specializes in relationships, tells Bustle, "You should never feel as if you have to hustle for love or self-worth or change parts of who move are in order to be accepted by your crush.
If someone can't see how great you are, they aren't worth it.
According to Smith, the best way to get over a crush is to reframe the situation. Use it as fuel and motivation for personal growth to become stronger, healthier, and wiser.
If you keep moving forward, you're going to find someone who likes you just as much as you like them. This article was originally published on Sep.