If having your heart broken has caused you to put up emotional walls, it can be difficult to open up to a new relationship. Letting someone in is the last thing you want to do when you know it might only end in heartache.

In this video, Dating Coach, Matchmaker and YourTango Expert Jasbina Ahluwalia explains how to let your guard down and let love in. First, she wants you to know that being selective about who you let in is actually a good thing. "This quality will serve you well," she says, "in both finding and maintaining a great relationship."

Next, she says, instead of focusing on protecting yourself from rejection, work on strengthening your sense of self. Want to learn how? Check out the video above and find out!

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