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How to Get Over an Infatuation

How to Get Over an Infatuation: Understand That it is a Mirage

I am sure all of you reading this article have wondered how to get over an infatuation, which is why you are here. Well, read on to find out some ways for yourself.
Aparna Jadhav
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
The feeling of infatuation is something all of us experience, as it is a part of physical attraction towards another individual. The reason it is also called puppy love, foolish love, or a crush is because it is an unexplained condition where you are not in love, but attracted to everything about that person. This state is definitely not permanent, which is what makes a crush so enjoyable. But, not all infatuations lead to love, which is a more permanent feeling. There comes a point where you have to get over this feeling. So, if you are in a situation like this and are trying hard but don't know how to get over a crush, we could help you with a few tips mentioned below.
Even though getting over someone you are in love with can be the most difficult thing to do, getting over an infatuation could also take some time; especially so if you are infatuated with a best friend, a colleague, a neighbor, or someone who you meet regularly. An infatuation is a mirage that is built in our own heads, even though the other person doesn't encourage it. He/she is completely oblivious to these feelings, which is what makes it even harder. This isn't fair for you or the individual you are infatuated with to be unknown about this. Hence, you need to do something about it. Either confront him/her and confess your feelings, or simply get over it. If the latter is what you choose to do, here's how to get over an infatuation in a few steps.
Look at the Reality
When you are infatuated with someone, it is like a spell that the person has cast on you where you are completely smitten by him/her. You avoid seeing the fact, making assumptions of your own and believing in an illusion. The first thing you need to do is to take a reality check. If the person is not responding or encouraging any such behavior, don't push it too far or assume what is not real.
Listen Carefully
The reason I am stressing on "face the reality" is because a crush is not real! It has nothing to do with the fact, because you have made it up in your mind irrespective of what is real. Therefore, if you want to get over it, make sure you also keep your ears wide open and listen to what he/she has to say. If the person in question has very clearly mentioned that you are "not their type", "just a friend", that they like someone else, or anything else, don't ignore it. Accept the fact and you could move on faster.
Confront Your Crush
Well, if getting over your crush by the above mentioned ways is not working, you can tell them upfront how you feel about them. Like I said, a crush is some illusion in your mind and when you confess it, it becomes real. If the other person also has feelings for you, it could probably head somewhere, but if not, you will surely find a solution. Once you speak out your feelings and the person you are infatuated with reacts in a negative way, it might help you get over it quickly. But this might risk your friendship or relationship with the person, so make sure you give it a thought.
Infatuation is a beautiful feeling, as long as it doesn't turn into an obsession. They are healthy and fun, so enjoy that juvenile rush and let go of them!
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