Posts from The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

Ashley returns with some thoughts about how to handle dating if you are feeling nervous or insecure (and who isn’t!?). Ashley is a matchmaker for eHarmony’s new service, eH+, which gives you the benefit of a personal matchmaker who picks your matches and guides you to success. Read on for her insights… Whether it’s a job interview, cooking […]

The Crucial Difference Between Men and Women in Relationships

You know what would be good for relationships? If every one that ended included an exit interview. Just imagine how productive it could be for everyone to clarify their thoughts and feelings about where things went wrong, and what to do differently in the next relationship. When men and women end their relationships, most of their […]

Sarah is the matchmaker for eHarmony’s new service, eH+. It gives you the benefit of a personal matchmaker who picks your matches and guides you to success. It’s eHarmony’s matching + premium professional matchmaking. Read on for Sarah’s latest observations, as she helps people find great matches every single day… It’s not always easy for us to open ourselves […]

Alyssa Joy Bethke: The Person You Need to Know Before Meeting ‘The One’

We are very lucky to be able to feature this popular author today! In today’s blog, Alyssa Joy Bethke opens up her heart and history as she recalls her personal journey towards love. I didn’t begin my first real relationship with a guy (now my husband) until I was 22. Not that I would have chosen […]

Tracy McMillan: Why You’re Not Married … Yet

In 2011, author and relationship expert Tracy McMillan created quite the viral shakeup with her Huffington Post blog, Why You’re Not Married. McMillan dared to get very real with women about taking responsbility for themselves – urging them to really look in the mirror when it came to why they weren’t achieving their relationship goals. I absolutely loved it! McMillan is appearing on […]

Is ‘Radical Acceptance’ the Key to a Lasting Relationship?

Today’s incredibly wise guest blog comes from the CEO of YourTango, Andrea Miller. Rising above all of the petty grievances and learning to fully accept others is something we could all strive for in so many of our relationships. Enjoy this thoughtful post! “Andrea, just love him.” These were the surprising words a wise friend had […]

Braver than You Believe!

“Sometimes life knocks you on your a$$ … get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”  Steve Maraboli I just read a book that I have to write about. In fact, I think every single woman should read it. If you are a […]

Can a Marriage Survive Adultery?

Today’s guest blog comes from psychologist Dr. Alicia H. Clark, who brings a little hope and lightness to a very difficult subject. Through her experiences with many couples, she feels the answer to the title of this article is — yes. Betrayal, deception, mistrust. And very, very hurt. These are the emotions people harbor after finding out their spouse […]

Life Lessons: Think Twice Before You Speak (or Text!)

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”  Napoleon Hill I got a call last week from someone looking for some advice and perspective. She saw a text on her “tween” daughter’s phone from her ex-husband’s wife. It said, “I wish […]

How to Stay Hopeful, Even When it’s Really, Really Hard

We all know dating can be disappointing. Yet there’s a big difference between feeling bummed about a great first date who never contacts you again and taking that short mental taxi ride to hopelessness territory. One reaction passes within a few hours, and the other can last days, generating overwhelming feelings and defeating thoughts that […]

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