Many people turn to therapists for love advice when they go through breakups, or their relationship is on the rocks. But therapists also have a surprising amount to say about finding and being in love, and that advice is pretty eye-opening. Although there's no perfect formula for finding true love, there are things you can work on within yourself to make sure that you're ready for love whenever it comes your way. If you're wondering about how and when to be ready for love, check out some of the following love advice from therapists.
Knowing you're ready to date again and potentially look for "The One" is a big step. But when you know, you know. Sometimes it just dawns on you in the middle of CVS when you're in line waiting for a prescription or in the middle of the throwing a Frisbee at the dog park. The point is knowing you're ready to find a long-term partner is different for everyone. Feeling ready and knowing how to act on it are definitely two different things, though. It can be incredibly intimidating to realize that you're ready to put yourself out there to find the one. If you do take steps to try and meet someone special, despite the overwhelming vulnerability of it all, you should definitely feel proud. It's not a small feat to believe you are worthy of love and take the steps to find it. If you're getting to that point, the following therapists have a lot of reassurances to offer you.