“Having feelings for a teacher is perfectly normal,” says British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy fellow Philip Hodson. “As you get older, you need to start making decisions for yourself, so you look for role models. If youre at school that means teachers.
What do you do when you fall in love with your teacher?
Take the time and energy you previously spent lusting after your teacher and put it towards something productive. Also try to get out and find some new people to spend time with to get your mind off them. Spend time with friends. Develop relationships with other people, especially people your own age.
Is it okay to be in a relationship with your teacher?
A relationship between a student and a teacher should be acceptable as long as they maintain their professionalism within the school. A persons profession shouldnt determine who theyre allowed to love and express their feelings for. He or she might want to start dating, but students shouldnt want to date a teacher.
Is it okay to fall for your teacher?
Even though having crushes on teachers is very normal, there are a few situations where one might be concerned. If youre having the urge to act on your crush or to let your teacher know, then that can be a problem. It is very likely that when you dont see your teacher as often, your crush will diminish.
Is hugging your teacher wrong?
The answer is complicated and depends upon several factors. Generally, when a student approaches a teacher, a hug is welcome. It is almost never acceptable for the teacher to initiate a hug.