Hey guys, hope you're all doing great. Recently a very close friend of mine who I had a crush on for a while told me she started dating a mutual friend of ours and it was kind of crushing even though for the longest time I had decided I wouldn't attempt anything with her because it's a friendship I didn't want to risk changing or losing. I'm getting over it, as I should have a while back, and started meeting up with a couple of other girls to chat and see where things go. Even though we were likely incompatible and have met a girl who is really cool I am catching myself still having unwanted thoughts about my friend from time to time. I was wondering how you guys move past these situations, I just want to accept what has happened and date other people while keeping my friend in my life but I don't want to risk hurting this other girl by dating her only to realize later that I was only trying to distract myself from my friend. I think I like this other girl anyway, but my perspective is surely at least slightly skewed by the hurt.