It can easily leave you feeling hurt, confused, betrayed, and angry all at once — and understandably so.
Not only are you dealing with the fact that someone else is dating the person you like, but that teamed up with licensed counselor Lauren Hasha to bring you some tips for coping with this very scenario.
But it’s not okay to necessarily on some of those feelings.
When people are overwhelmed with feelings like anger, hurt, or jealousy, it can be tempting to lash out.
Try talking it out with your friend, especially if they knew you liked the person.
If you had spent a lot of time chatting with your BFF about your crush, it can feel extra confusing if something starts brewing between them.
In other words: do you like him, or do you like him? It’s easy to want your cute guy friend who makes you laugh harder than anyone to turn into your boyfriend, but remember: a cute guy does not a boyfriend make.