The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

signs you are dating a crazy person
December 8, 2014

5 Signs You Are Headed for Dating Disaster

We post a lot of these types of blogs – red flags and potential warning signs in a partner – because when you are attracted to someone it is so easy to focus on the amazing feelings only. ‘He has no relationship with his mother? Well, that’s ok because he is so adorable.’ ‘She doesn’t […]

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thanksgiving anxiety
November 21, 2014

Nine Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Start a new tradition by actually having a peaceful Thanksgiving (the way it should be!). Today’s guest blog is from relationship expert Debra Smouse, who recognizes the holiday isn’t always as easy as it should be and offers tips to manage any difficult situations. We’re grateful for the advice, Debra! When it comes to Thanksgiving, we […]

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single during thanksgiving
November 20, 2014

Single on Thanksgiving: Quick Answers to Your Relatives’ (Slightly!) Invasive Questions

The questions arise when you’re passing the potatoes or putting out the nut cups. Are you seeing anyone special? Playing the field? When are you going to settle down? Singles are often grilled about their personal lives in a way their married relations rarely are. When was the last time your sister and brother-in-law were […]

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single and trying to meet friends
November 12, 2014

‘Where Did All of My Friends Go?’

Dear Sara, One thing I really miss about being in a relationship is the immediate and intense community it has always brought me. When I’m part of a couple, I am constantly invited to dine with other couples, double date, hang out and get to know my partner’s friends. When I’m single, I get about […]

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jeannieanddeepak
November 11, 2014

Deepak Chopra: ‘The Future of God’ Begins with You

I was lucky enough to visit the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA last week, where I talked with Deepak Chopra about his latest book, The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times. Besides being one of the kindest people I have met, Chopra has written a truly thought-provoking book about understanding God […]

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single women voting
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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obsessed or infatuated
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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dating advice three
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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jealousy of friends
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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passive aggressive behavior
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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