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12 Ways to cope with your newfound Justin Bieber fever (VIDEO)

I'm a community editor at SheKnows. I spend the rest of my time on Twitter, reading memoirs and fiction, hiking, painting and writing about things that rile me up.

Here's what really happens when you listen to Justin Bieber's new album Purpose

Look, we get it. We've been avoiding calling ourselves Beliebers this whole time, thinking Bieber's best days were behind him with "Baby" and "Boyfriend." You mostly think we should ignore Bieber for a while, let him grow up a little. You think his saggy pants are ridiculous. You're a little sick of the Selena Gomez drama. But then...

1. You hear "Sorry" for the first time after talking smack about "What Do You Mean?" for the last few weeks.

2. Say, "This is Bieber?"

3. Listen to covers of Bieber's latest songs so you can at least pretend it's someone else.

4. Get comfortable with the repeat button on Spotify.

5. Watch Bieber's publicity stunts on Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, etc. (And smile the whole way through them.)

6. Maybe explore your Bieberfluidity by listening to Selena Gomez.

7. Try to wash your brain out by flipping over to Adele.

8. Look up guitar tabs for "Sorry" and experiment with your own version.

9. Argue that "Love Yourself" is one of the best f***-you songs of the year.

10. Tweet about it to make it public and real so that all you can do is own up to it moving forward.

11. Have this conversation with everyone:
"Have you listened to Justin Bieber's new song?"
"No."
"It's so good. His whole album is really good, too."
"Stop talking."
"Seriously, though. I'll play it for you."
"Staaahp."

12. Accept your new reality. It's too late now to say sorry.

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