Dating your friend
As an alternative, try saying something like: “I felt hurt when I saw the news of you and [name of person] dating, because I had communicated my feelings about that person to you.” Hasha also suggests sharing what you would have liked to see happen instead, such as: “It would have been helpful for me if you had talked to me about it first, to give me time to process before you guys started openly dating.”04.If for some reason your friend know that you liked this person, you’ll probably need to have a different kind of conversation — but it’s still super-important to communicate. We end up having a great conversation, and try as we may, sometimes no amount of telling ourselves, “Pull yourself together, man! They likely have things in common and, even after the breakup, still share many of the same friends, and we’re all looking for love, right? Like it or not, we find ourselves appreciating our buddies’ tastes in women (what can I say, great minds think alike! Say a friend of mine breaks up with so-and-so, and we run into her at a party. Guys and gals get to know their friends’ significant others in nonthreatening, no-pressure contexts and learn to appreciate what their friend liked about them.Picture this: You’ve told your best friend all about the person who has caught your eye at school.In fact, you’ve poured over details of your conversations, analyzed text messages together, and even strategized ways to confess your feelings (in the most chill way possible, of course). Your BFF starts dating that person that had already expressed interest in. Unfortunately, it’s a situation that’s rather common, but that doesn’t make it hurt any less.“Of course now looking back I think it was wrong, but sometimes you just want to do something reckless and don’t think of the outcome. I also think it depends on how close you and your friend are.
“Don't go key your friend's car or spread malicious rumors about them,” she advises while letting us know that “it is normal to experience a full range of complex emotions.”03.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.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.