"Rihanna can take Chris back in stride," Patti says ... with a warning.

on Oct 12, 2012 - The Dish

Patti Stanger on Rihanna and Chris Brown

What happens when you follow your heart over your head? This.

“Though most women would tell Rihanna to run for the hills, her heart may be pulling her in the other direction – and that's a powerful organ to ignore,” Millionaire Matchmaker’s Patti Stanger writes on People.com about rumors the songstress may have reconciled with her less than perfect man material ex.

“We have all loved a guy we know has issues,” P empathizes. “Despite popular opinions, until we give it a final try, the relationship will always be in the ‘what if’ stage. In order to get that out of her system, Rihanna can take Chris back in stride – but watch it closely with her circle of friends and family. Together they can see if Chris has, in fact, changed.”

Sure, friends and family will be helpful, but these two also need to call in the professionals.  “A great family therapist who can monitor the couple's progress needs to be seen at least once a week,” the love guru mandates. And take note, RiRi, “Listen to your gut. If it feels right, do it. If it doesn't, then you know you gave it a try and you can let it go in order to leave the door open for true love.”

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