I will admit that I have been in quite a few fake relationships. When I say that, I mean that most of the time, the “relationship” was all in my head, and my crush was never actually into me, or they were, but got over it quickly. Let me just say that it TOTALLY sucks, but it’s not uncommon for you to experience this heartbreak. It can be hard to get over a semi-relationship. I’m sure you know the feeling of being in a sort of fling with someone, and then it dies down all of a sudden and you’re left wondering what went wrong. It’s the WORST.
Even though you and this person might not have really dated, you can still treat it as a breakup, since that’s sort of what it is. You had someone in your life that you had strong feelings for, and then they shot you down, or started dating someone else. I get it! I’ve been there, mostly with celebrities who don’t know I exist, but the feeling is the same. There are some ways to get over it, though, and I’m going to help you through it today. If you are currently getting over someone you “sorta-kinda” dated, then check out these tips.
Don't Downplay Your FeelingsIf you were into someone and it never really went anywhere, it's okay to be upset. It doesn't make you delusional or overemotional. It makes you a human person with feelings. Don't brush it off and think that you are being irrational. It's okay to get upset over these things. Image Source: Glee
But Try Not To Stay Upset For Too LongYes, I said it's okay to get upset, but it's also okay to move on. Try to get back out there and meet new people. It's hard, I know, but try hanging with a new group of friends, or joining a club to get to know other classmates. You might have a new crush in no time! Image Source: New Girl/em>
Try To Get ClosureEven if you didn't officially date, you should get some closure with this person. Let them know that you did, at one point, have strong feelings for them, but you understand that it's not going to happen. It will hurt, but it will help you feel better in the long run. Image Source: Gossip Girl
Try A Social Media DetoxIf your former "sort of" bae is active on the internet, it's time to unfollow them, or at least mute their Tweets and FB posts. It's okay to take some time away from social media, since it really can affect how you're feeling. Try to take a break for a little. You deserve it! Image Source: Pretty Little Liars
Hang With FriendsFriends are SO important, and will always be there for you! Plan a girls night with your BFFs and watch a ton of silly movies and eat junk food. It will help get your mind off of that one person, and also help you realize that you relationships might not be as important as you think they are. Image Source: Girls
FlirtHonestly, flirting is fun. It doesn't mean you're going to marry the person you're flirting with, but it can help boost your confidence and "get back out there." People will totally want to flirt with you, and that should help you feel good! Image Source: The Vampire Diaries
Take Care Of YourselfListen, I know you WANT to date someone right now, but you don't have to! It's important to take care of yourself the way you would take care of a potential bae. Take yourself on a "date," get your nails done, go online shopping. You can treat yourself, girl! Image Source: Clueless
Have you ever been through this? Tell us in the comments!