I have a crush on an actor. How to come out of it?

Q. I have a crush on an actor. How to come out of it?

Answered by
Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 06, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 01, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am married with two kids and a loving husband. I quit my job a year ago and started selling clothing online. I love watching movies. And recently I have a crush on an actor in a movie that is about cross country sport. Since I was young I used to get easily attracted to people who are good at sports. Hence, suddenly I am totally starstrucked by the lead character. And I follow the Instagram of the actor and I am trying to get to know about this actor. He is totally a good, charismatic person and have that odd looking feature. That is the thing I love about him. Now, every single second I cannot stop thinking about this actor. I cannot do my job well because I would go viewing his instagram and watch his videos most of the times. When I was young it was normal to have a crush, but now? I really feel my life is so complicated. I cannot stop thinking about the actor. I cry every time I had to watch him on television or view his Instagram and not doing my work properly. At this time I just hate myself. Please help me.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Firstly, I must say it is very courageous of you to share your concerns here and I would thank you for doing so. What you are currently experiencing can be known as Celebrity worship syndrome (CWS), it is being obsessed with the celebrity. It is a treatable condition and certainly you will come out of it. Since you have already accepted and faced the issue as an ongoing problem, you are halfway to recover from this. However, you will have to take certain proactive steps to stop obsessing over the character and the actor. To start with, you will have to decide a day, preferably immediately, to stop following the actor on Instagram and other social media and networks. You may either block the actor or suspend your account to no longer be reminded about him even accidentally. Introspecting about your own mental health is very important here. Since, you are working from home; it may get lonely and depressing. Do you feel sad, anxious or tensed about work and life? It may happen that you are in need of someone who understands you. It will be helpful to talk to your loving husband at the end of the day and share your thoughts and emotions openly. In order to feel entertained and in the pursuit of latest news about our favorite celebrity, we may end up spending more than necessary time online, which can distance ourselves from our family, mainly children and spouse. Hence, you will have to decide a certain number of fixed hours a day for yourself to be online. A written pact with yourself to not use social media networks at all when you are with family will help a lot. To tackle boredom and loneliness, you may try to expand your interests. Discovering new hobbies, like learning to play an instrument or singing will help. Outdoor activities like walking, biking, running or playing some sport on a regular basis will refresh your mind and body. These activities also help us keep our mood happy and body healthy. Since it may be stressful at times to handle your business and home, meditation will be a useful tool to battle with stress. Mindfulness meditation for fifteen minutes twice a day has shown great benefits to reduce anxiety and stress. Pranayama, which is a breathing focused exercise and meditation is also very beneficial. Finally, making new friends by going out more often and making new friends will certainly alleviate any feelings of being alone. Focusing on adopting a healthy lifestyle, with good diet habits will have a positive impact on your mental health and keep you energized. After all, it is a very hard task to juggle home and work and you have been doing it successfully. With your strong will, self-discipline and the support of your loving family, you will certainly come to managing your time more wisely for your priorities. Wish you all the best.

The Probable causes:

The probable causes are

1. Celebrity obsession.

2. Anxiety.

3. Depression.

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