The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

Why Some People Don’t Want Single Women to Vote
November 4, 2014

Why Some People Don’t Want Single Women to Vote

Late last month, a panel of Fox News commentators discussed the coming elections when host Kimberly Guilfoyle explained why she didn’t think young single women should vote: “It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it. They’re not in that same life experience of paying the […]

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Is it True Love, or Just Infatuation?
October 21, 2014

Is it True Love, or Just Infatuation?

It can be very hard to decipher the overwhelming feelings that come with meeting someone new. Relationship expert Aaron Kaplan breaks down the difference between love and infatuation in today’s guest blog. Written by Aaron Kaplan, YourTango It should be obvious that there are basic differences between being in love, infatuated, or just plain obsessed. […]

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Life Advice: Throw Out the Scorecard
October 14, 2014

Life Advice: Throw Out the Scorecard

I recently attended a party where a man delivered a long, fairly hostile monologue about his wife’s poor driving skills, giving everyone in the room blow-by-blows of each fender bender and exacting details about how much her snafus had raised their car insurance premiums. His wife, a beautiful and good-natured doctor, didn’t seem to mind. […]

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Couple Envy: ‘Why Am I Such a Terrible Person?’
October 6, 2014

Couple Envy: ‘Why Am I Such a Terrible Person?’

Dear Sara, I am single and have a few single friends, but most of my friends are couples. And one of these couples is very tight—they met a few years ago and have been in constant bliss ever since. I am incredibly happy for them, but I also find myself increasingly envious, to the point […]

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How to Stop Passive-Aggressive Behavior: No, You’re Not Crazy
September 29, 2014

How to Stop Passive-Aggressive Behavior: No, You’re Not Crazy

One of my faults is that I can sometimes be impulsive, but I’ll put that impulsiveness to good use here by giving you the punch line first: Passive-aggressive people know that they’re passive-aggressive, so all you need to do is point it out to them when it happens! With so many problems, telling someone they […]

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Paul Potts: How Taking ‘One Chance’ Changed His Life Forever
September 29, 2014

Paul Potts: How Taking ‘One Chance’ Changed His Life Forever

The inspirational story of opera singer Paul Potts contains everything I love — humor, perseverance, heart, romance, beautiful music, and courage. Little did Potts know when he walked onto the stage of “Britain’s Got Talent” that he would end up winning the show — and that some day a movie would be made about his amazing life. […]

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Singles Are Now the Majority of Americans—and That’s Good for Everyone
September 24, 2014

Singles Are Now the Majority of Americans—and That’s Good for Everyone

The message is delivered in many different formats—wedding invitations, baby announcements, Facebook feeds documenting domestic bliss in excruciating detail. And although no one ever says it aloud, it can make a single person feel out of step, like a lonely outlier in a couples’ world. So here’s some interesting news that won’t come in a […]

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When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to Cope (and Avoid Getting Depressed, Too)
September 19, 2014

When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to Cope (and Avoid Getting Depressed, Too)

No matter how psychologically healthy – heck, perfect – you want to believe you are, there’s a little part of you that wants to be your partner’s hero in a relationship. When he falls into a slump, you want to believe that you have the magic to pull him out of it and make him […]

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The Common Denominator is … ME?
September 12, 2014

The Common Denominator is … ME?

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation. But your thoughts about it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I highlighted my hair blonde hoping it would make me happy; it didn’t. I guess blondes don’t have more fun! I dated a man for six months hoping he would make me happy; he didn’t. What a useless […]

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Do You Feel Overlooked — or Invisible?
September 11, 2014

Do You Feel Overlooked — or Invisible?

They say that to find a great love, you must first learn to love yourself. Dr. Margaret Paul returns in today’s guest blog about this exact subject. It’s all about taking the steps to understand your worth, believing you are deserving of great things, and then taking action to get there. This is a process, but awareness is […]

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