8-Set Realistic Expectations:
Remember that fictional characters are idealized versions. Real-life relationships have their complexities.
9-Analyze Your Attachment:
Understand why you’re attached to that character or story. This self-awareness can help you detach.
Imagine a satisfying ending for the character’s story that gives you a sense of closure.
Avoid rereading the book or watching adaptations for a while to gradually lessen your emotional investment.
12-Engage in Creative Projects:
Channel your emotions into creative projects like art, music, or writing.
13-Seek Professional Help:
If your attachment becomes overwhelming or affects your daily life, consider talking to a therapist.
14-Remind Yourself of Reality:
Remember that the character is a creation and not a real person. Redirect your emotions towards reality.
Breaking free from a book crush takes time and effort, but with patience and determination, you can move on and discover new stories and characters that capture your heart.