Television legend Larry King and wife Shawn Southwick collectively filed to dismiss their divorce papers, TMZ reported last Thursday.  The couple had mutually filed for divorce on April 14, citing irreconcilable differences.  The Huffington Post reported that in his announcement to step down from his television show, King said he was looking forward to spending more time with his wife and children.

Can you come back from a divorce?

Cupid’s Advice:

Filing for divorce is a huge step that should not be taken lightly, especially when both parties feel it is necessary, as in King and Southwick’s case.  However, Cupid has some advice for couples who wish to give their marriage a second chance in making it work.

1. Put each other first: Though not everyone can leave their job for their family, King made a conscious decision to to announce his desire to make his marriage and family a priority.  In order to give love another try, both people need to put that chance first in their lives.

2. Spice things up: When revitalizing a marriage, take some risk.  Try something new on your date night… or revisit an old haunt to relive good memories.  Remember what your relationship was like in the beginning, whether you’re creating new sparks or reigniting old passions.

3. Don’t hold a grudge: Obviously, something drove you to the brink of divorce, and those issues need to be addressed.  More importantly, don’t hold past actions against each other in the future.  Take advantage of the fresh start.

For more on Larry King and Shawn Southwick, go to:
I slept with Larry King’s wife… in Larry’s own bed
Larry King–Honey, I’m Back Home!
Larry King DIVORCE: King, Shawn Southwick Breaking Up