Cupid's Pulse Article: Is Kobe Bryant Reconciling With Ex-wife Vanessa?Cupid's Pulse Article: Is Kobe Bryant Reconciling With Ex-wife Vanessa?

What better day for L.A. Lakers basketball star, Kobe Bryant to rekindle the love with estranged wife, Vanessa Bryant than on Valentine’s Day?  Filled with adrenalin and confidence from his victory against the Atlanta Hawks, Bryant was photographed kissing Vanessa on his way back to the locker rooms, according to TMZ.  Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce back in December.  As a result of their divorce settlement, she was recently given full ownership of the ex-couple’s three Newport Beach Homes at an estimated $18.8 million.  Maybe this encounter with love will mean good things for the former couple, who have two daughters together, ages 9 and 5.

How do you make the relationship work the second time around?

Cupid’s Advice:

The best part about giving your relationship a second shot is that you know what not to do.  Don’t continue to do the things that tore your relationship apart the first time.  Here are some ways to make it work the second time around:

1. Trust each other: A successful relationship is built around trusting one another.  You can’t be happy with someone if you can’t rely on them.

2. Start new: You’re giving your relationship another chance for a reason.  If you both keep digging up old dirt then there’s no way you will be able to move forward to a fresh start.

3. Spend some time alone: Try to rekindle the love you once had by doing the things you did together when you were both happy.  Sometimes all you both need is some one-on-one time to get back to that happy place.

What are some other things to consider the second time around in a relationship? Share below.