Unrequited love is almost always romanticized in pop culture. We’ve all seen it before, be it through Jay Gatsby’s gallant pursuit of golden girl Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, or through tumblr posts depicting angst-filled quotes written in Serif font. It’s portrayed as something beautiful, a testament to humanity’s capacity to remain hopeful in the face of adversity. But anyone who has ever experienced unrequited love firsthand would know that it is far from beautiful.
In fact, it’s the opposite. Unrequited love sucks. It is painful, it is suffocating, and it is downright sucky. There’s nothing pleasant about wanting someone who doesn’t want you back. Simple as that. If you are currently in the throes of la douler exquise — the heart-wrenching pain of wanting the affection of someone unattainable* — here’s how to get over it.
(*definition credits to tumblr)
1. Accept it.
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