By Jasmine Igwegbe

Love will find you when the time is right, and it’s just the matter of being patient until then. In celebrity news, Bachelorette Emily Maynard finally found happiness after dealing with depression, the death of her former boyfriend Ricky Hendrick, and life as a single mother. According to People.com, Maynard, a practicing Christian said, “I wanted that love so bad; I felt like there was something wrong with me if I couldn’t make it work. But I look back now and see that the times I felt the lowest, God was still there for me, planning something better than I ever could have imagined.” After giving love several chances on The Bachelor, Maynard left and reconnected with her best friend Tyler Johnson who later proposed to her. A celebrity relationship has found Maynard and her life is exactly how she wanted it years ago.

This celebrity news is heartwarming. How do you know when you’re ready to enter the dating scene again after tragedy strikes?

Cupid’s Advice: 

We all hope to find true love one day, especially after experiencing a tragedy. There are going to be times where love is not going to work out the way we hope. Unfortunately, this happens to many people more frequently than desired. However, you should always remember that there is somebody out there for everybody, and it’s the matter of patiently waiting your turn. Cupid has some advice for you:

1. Are you happy by yourself?: This means, are you happy without the addition of someone else in your life? One should be able to enjoy their life as an individual before dating. This allows you to open your heart to other possibilities instead of trying to fill an empty hole in your heart by using someone else.

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2. Are your emotions truly ready?: Your emotions can make a big difference when it comes to whether you’re ready to date again. After experiencing a tragedy, ensure that you are emotionally available to another  person. If you feel as if you are not emotionally ready, take a step back and focus on yourself for now.

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3. Are you able to leave the past in the past?: Even though you absolutely loved your past relationship and what they did for you, do yourself a favor and keep it in the past. You are allowed to think of all the great memories you and that person had, but don’t let it interfere by measuring prospective dates against it.

What do you believe are some other signs to know you are ready to date after a tragedy? Share your ideas with us below!