The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

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May 7, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee’s Toughest Date Yet

If you think some of sweet single gal Franny Agnes Lee’s dates have been harsh, you haven’t met her no-nonsense mama! Of course Mrs. Lee has only the best intentions for her daughter, and just wants to see Franny married off. I am sure you can relate, on some level, to this lunch meeting. Happy Mother’s Day!

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low self esteem affect relationship
May 4, 2015

4 Ways Low Self-Esteem Can End a Relationship

If you have low or lowish self-esteem, you probably don’t believe that you’re a very appealing package for someone to date. When you feel insecure or stressed, low self-esteem often causes you to engage in any of the following behaviors – each of which will quickly sink any relationship. Get out your magnifying glass and […]

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communication and couples
April 30, 2015

Rule #4: Be a Good Conversation Partner

“Communication is the fuel that keeps the fire of your relationship burning; without it, your relationship goes cold.”  – William Paisley I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married […]

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April 28, 2015

Rule #3: Enjoy More Intimacy

“Kids. They’re not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex” — Bill Maher I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person wouldn’t continue to read that […]

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April 20, 2015

Rule #2: Bring Back the Little Things

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” – Arthur Conan Doyle I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their offices!”  What married person […]

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relationship tips
April 13, 2015

Rule #1: Realize You Can Lose Your Partner

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ” ~ Simone Signoret I recently read an article with a great headline that said something to the effect of, “Follow these 7 marriage rules from divorce attorneys … and never end up in their […]

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scott eastwood q&a
April 9, 2015

Scott Eastwood on Love, Life, and The Longest Ride

Scott Eastwood plays a cowboy with traditional values, a ton of charm, and a bit of a stubborn streak in ‘The Longest Ride,’ in theaters April 10. He is amazing in the movie (based on the book by Nicholas Sparks), which really looks at the many ups and downs of relationships. We chatted with the 29-year-old about a […]

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meditation for breakups
April 6, 2015

‘How Do I Get Her Out of My Head?’

Dear Sara: I spent fourteen years with a woman, and afterwards she said it was only out of convenience and that she had found somebody else. I wasn’t very affectionate—you know, two jobs, but I loved her very much, and I can’t get her out of my head. How do I go forward?—A Dear A: […]

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emotional baggage
April 3, 2015

3 Types of Emotional Baggage that Threaten Relationships

Let’s face it: We’ve all had the oh-so-delightful experience of dating someone who had too much emotional baggage. Unfortunately, it’s often not until you’re knee-deep in a relationship that you realize just how much baggage he or she has. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could train yourself to spot emotional baggage sooner so that […]

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comfortablewithyourbody
March 30, 2015

How to Get More Comfortable with Your Body

Simply put, it’s a good thing to be comfortable with your body. It makes physical intimacy in your relationship much less anxiety-provoking and so much more enjoyable. After all, when you’re getting physical with your significant other, you want to focus on feeling good, not feeling trapped in your head with negative thoughts. But if you […]

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