Sure, he just broke up with Renée Zellweger last month, but UsMagazine.com reports that Bradley Cooper is out mingling already with former Friends star Jennifer Aniston. Since the rumors started flying, multiple sources have stressed that this is not a love connection between the two, but instead just a rekindling of a friendship.  “Bradley knows that by dating Jen, he’d be known as Mr. Jennifer Aniston,” a friend of the star of The Hangover and Limitless said. One insider added that Cooper and Aniston are  trying to find more projects to work on together.  The duo were first paired together in the feature He’s Just Not That Into You.  “Bradley loves Jennifer as a friend,” the insider said.

How do you remain independent in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s tough to be your own person in a relationship.  Cupid has some pointers when seeking independence:

1. Find a strong partner: Staying independent is a heck of a lot easier if the person you’re dating wants the same thing as you do.

2. Don’t have a ‘failure to communicate’: Don’t be afraid to tell your partner that you would like your own space at times.  If he truly wants to be with you,  he’ll understand.

3. Do your own thing: Although it’s nice to do things as a couple, try doing some activities alone, such as working out or perhaps going out with your girls (or guys).  This can be healthy for the both of you.

How do you stay independent in your relationship?  Tell us below.