Talk about it. Not to the grocery clerk or the bank teller (which was tempting for me.) Talk about it to people who will remind you of who you are, because a situation like mine made me doubt myself, A LOT.
Is it better to ghost than to actually say the underlying text out loud? “I have no interest in seeing you again, bye!” What’s really worse?
Although it is the stuff of movies – childhood friends look at each other one day and realize their feelings have moved from platonic to so much more – the real life adaptation looks slightly different. Or, at least it did for me.