Allow us to state the obvious: Being in love is complicated. Sure, it's a wonderful feeling when it happens, but that doesn't mean it's a little scary, too.
Amy Poehler totally gets it. In her latest Smart Girls series video, the comedian tackles this sticky topic when reader Summer, wrote in explaining how she didn't know how to "handle being in love." Summer said she's in a battle with her feelings and doesn't know how to make them go away.
Turns out, the answer is a whole lot simpler than you may think.
"Being in love is super scary," says Amy. "Being in love is the worst. I mean, it's the best, but it's so hard and scary to open your heart to someone. It's much easier to kind of float and not invest and not expose yourself, and not open your heart."
But even though opening yourself to love can be intimidating, Amy explains that vulnerability is the key to happiness. Listen to Amy's advice in the video above.
"Vulnerable people are powerful people. Opening your heart and sharing it means you're going to get so much love in your life."
The bottom line? It's OK to be scared of love, but hang in there. Most importantly, don't be afraid to take a risk -- it just might pay off.
What's the best piece of love advice that you've ever received? Do you agree with Amy? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet @HuffPostTeen!