9 Stages Of Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal All Hiddlestoners Can Relate To

It's been two weeks since Crimson Peak was released, Guillermo del Toro's beautiful Gothic romance/ghost story, which means it's time for Hiddlestoners to accept one very sad fact: the Tom Hiddleston press tour is over. Yes, it's true. Say goodbye to new interviews of Hiddleston campaigning for more male nudity on film (sigh). What's more, the farther we get from Crimson Peak's release date, the less theaters it plays in and the less opportunities we all have to enjoy Tom Hiddleston on the big screen over and over again. If you've already seen Crimson Peak in theaters, and you've already made your way through the countless interviews its star did to promote the film, you're probably experiencing what we here at Bustle call Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal.

Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal is a very serious condition that affects people of all ages, and may seriously impact your day to day function. People suffering from Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal may experience an inexplicable urge to watch Thor: The Dark World, write Loki fanfiction, or spend time at work Googling photos of Hiddleston in various states of dress (and undress). If this sounds familiar, you could be suffering from THW Here are the nine stages of Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal that you, too, might be going through right now.

1) Denial

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What do you mean, Tom Hiddleston isn't on The Daily Show tonight? Is this not America?!

2) More Denial

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I mean, I've only watched this interview of Hiddleston 20 times... it will still be as interesting and charming as it was that first view if I just watch it one more time.

3) Distraction

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It's cool, you don't have a problem, you can watch whatever you want. To prove it, try watching a movie Hiddleston isn't in. What's that? You put on Captain America: The Winter Soldier? It's like you don't even want to get better!

4) Relapse

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"Maybe some foreign talk show just posted an interview of Hiddleston? Maybe there's an interview I've never read before?" These are just a few thoughts that occur during a Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal relapse. Rest assured, it's completely normal. But be prepared. It can't last forever.

5) Hiddleston Hatred

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You've spent so much time looking up Hiddleston interviews, you unintentionally stumble upon a quote attributed to him that is — gasp — offensive. Regardless of whether or not it's true, whatever information you might find could have you second-guessing your love for Hiddleston.

6) Guilt

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"How could I have believed that Tom said he hated puppies and kittens?! Is that even humanly possible?"

7) Fright

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"Could I fall out of love with Tom Hiddleston? What kind of monster am I??"

8) Acceptance

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The time has come to accept that maybe a little break from Tom Hiddleston will help keep your love alive, and be better for both of you in the long run.

9) Freedom

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Congratulations, you're cured of Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal! Now, be free, Hiddlestoners and —

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Hiddleston?! NOOO! What are you doing here? We were just getting over you!

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No you're not sorry, Tom. I give up, there is no recovering form Tom Hiddleston Withdrawal. The best we Hiddlestoners can do is wait it out.

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