By Meghan Fitzgerald

Drama starter on this seasons’ The Bachelor, Tierra LiCausi, has announced that she is engaged … but not to the blonde hunk of a Bachelor, Sean Lowe. The world discovered her engagement by a picture posted of LiCausi sporting a very very large diamond engagement ring. People reports, “The couple’s relationship was rekindled the same day that Tierra’s TV love interest, Sean Lowe, sent her home.” LiCausi’s brother talked to WetPaint, stating that her soon-to-be hubby is “…someone she had been seeing before the show. They’ve known each other three or four years and have been dating most of that time.”

How do you know when to rekindle a past romance?

Cupid’s Advice:

Rekindling a past romance takes a certain skill. When you should do it, if you should do it are too important questions. Is it really worth it? Do you want to put yourself out there again? There are many reasons telling you to get back with your ex. Cupid has some advice:

1. They’ve changed: For most people, second chances are given to others who think they are worth it. There was a reason you and your ex-mate broke up. Whether it was your fault or theirs, change is an option. If you thoroughly believe that your ex-beau has changed, you may want to rekindle the romance. Only rekindle the romance if you completely believe that your ex has changed for the better. If you have any hesitation to whether or not they have, do not go for it.

2. Soul mates: The stories are all out there, the constant stories about soul mates. True love is said to be out there for everyone. The quest for this true love can leave you with a broken heart and many tears. Although the journey is challenging, it will be worth it in the end. This being said, if you believe that your ex is the love of your life and your complete and utter soul mate, rekindle the romance. Go for it!

3. “I know you”: With an ex, they know almost every single little thing about you. What you like, what you don’t like, the names of all your relatives, who loses it at Christmas dinner, what you’re allergic to, and the list goes on and on. Do not rekindle the romance with you ex-beau if you solely want someone who “knows you.” If the following two apply, and this third one happens to slide in there, drop all of your stuff and rekindle your past romance!

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