4 Ways To Cope With Unrequited Love
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4 Ways To Cope With Unrequited Love

Margaret Solace

Unrequited love can also be referred to as a one-sided relationship. This means having a strong feeling for someone who does not feel the same way. In some cases, they might not even know you are crushing on them. In other cases, they might know but act like they have no idea, maybe because they do not want to hurt you.

This feeling of unrequited love can sometimes cause embarrassment, grief, shame and a feeling of abandonment. These are ways to know you are in a one-sided relationship.

• You always start a conversation

You are always the one to initiate conversations or communication. You are always calling, sending texts and they never return the favour.

• They are always busy

You always find time for them no matter how tight your schedule is but they do not. They are always busy with one thing or another.

You can be in a relationship and it will still be one-sided. This does not mean you are crushing on them. You might be in a relationship with them, yet they make you feel you are alone in the relationship. It's one-sided. Here are ways to cope with unrequited love.

1. Accept

The first thing to do is to figure out what you are to that person at the moment. You need to face the truth and accept you are in a one-sided relationship. This girl doesn't love you. That boy is not going to be yours.

2. Give it time

You need to let yourself have peace, and what better way than to give yourself time to grieve? Mourn the loss of the love and feelings you are about to let go. You sacrificed a lot of time, energy and emotions in this, so you are free to grieve.

3 Get busy

If you have been ignoring yourself because of someone, it is time to dust your working gloves and get to work. Find something to do. You can blog. You can focus your attention on home decor, cooking or just movies. Find something to take most of your time in a day and the love will gradually fade away with time.

4. Avoid them

In the process of healing, you need to stop going to your love interest’s house. If they call you for a game, find an excuse to ditch the date. If you see them every day at work, greet them and walk away. Be polite and just do your thing. Try to avoid the things you have in common. It is a long process but you can do it.

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