Anyway, enough with the extended metaphors. The point is that we all get over these one-sided love affairs in the end. There are, of course, exceptions to every rule, and occasionally you'll find a character who could be in a book or a film, so mulish is their masochistic resolve to not get over it. To these people, I give this advice: one must first get over themselves before they can get over someone else.
I know that may sound bitchy, but I'm definitely not saying we should all constantly be in this enlightened state. I'd suggest a good couple of months of obsessing over a relationship with no chance is pretty normal, but a good couple of years isn't.
And so for those people, hovering around the couple of months line, I designed a test, which I tried the test. It's so simple, yet infallible.
If you could only ever have one of them, would you choose this ring:
(Opal flower ring by Lydia Courteille, £15,065.00, and yes you can totally sell it)
(insert in the blank face your own crush's face)
A couple of additional notes to make:
-Yes, I am sure, your wonderful crush has a better haircut than this poor faceless guy
-No, if you don't like this particular ring you do not have to use that one in your test. Anything insanely expensive and beautiful will do
-NO, your crush is NOT proposing to you with the ring. You can only choose one.
So, which would you choose? When I knew it was the ring, I knew I was finally free.