The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

why men and women leave relationships
March 2, 2015

6 Reasons Men and Women Leave their Partners

Who knows more about how and why a marriage falls apart than a divorce mediator? Those in this field have witnessed the breakdown of many unions, and now two of them are actually writing about it in a new book called Conscious Coupling – Positive Insights for Long-Lasting Relationships Shared by Two Divorce Mediators. Don Desroches and […]

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mending a broken heart
February 24, 2015

Breaking Up Might Be Easier Than You Think

There’s no doubt about it: Breakups hurt. One study found that newly single people looking at pictures of their exes had the same brain activity as those experiencing physical pain. In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day, many people are feeling that sting. This is, unfortunately, a common time of year for couples to part. The […]

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moving on
February 20, 2015

Rounding the Corner

“It will always be okay in the end; if it’s not okay yet, then it’s not the end.” I had coffee with a friend last week. She told me about her niece who is going through a nasty divorce. Her niece is angry. She’s hurt. She feels as if her life is over and that […]

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how to deal with divorce
February 19, 2015

How My Divorce Helped Me Grow

“The best lessons are the ones we learned the hard way!” Yup! My divorce sucked (that’s the best word for it). It was a really, really bad time in my life. If you have ever been through a divorce, or a really bad breakup, you can likely relate. It’s not an experience I would wish […]

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signs its time to break up
February 19, 2015

Grant Langston: How I Would Prevent a Guy From Cheating…

I have been lucky enough to work with Grant Langston, our VP of Brand Marketing, for the past six years. He always comes to the table with some very real wisdom, and I am happy to see other people acknowledging him as well, like our friends over at DatingAdvice.com! I had to share the great […]

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how to get over a broken heart
February 18, 2015

Mending a Broken Heart: New Research on an Old Problem

After a breakup, the newly single often hear two, somewhat contradictory, pieces of advice. First, there are the friends and family members who encourage the heartbroken to “move on.” Forget ‘em. You deserve better! But there are also more philosophical types who will encourage the lovelorn to process the relationship a bit, to grieve and […]

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11 11 2014-SSS-Rob Bell
February 13, 2015

Rob and Kristen Bell on the Best Way to Find Love

This Sunday, Oprah Winfrey sits down with Pastor Rob Bell and his wife Kristen for a conversation about transforming your relationships. But before that, we were fortunate enough to chat with the amazing couple as they answered your questions from our eHarmony social media channels. I think you will really like their answers, because I found them […]

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friendships and what makes good ones
February 12, 2015

The Top 5 Attributes of Real Friends

“What we’re all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection.” — Oprah Winfrey I recently had business meetings in NYC on a Monday. I took advantage of flying up there the weekend prior and scheduled catch-up time with several friends. Two of the friends lived in or near NYC so it was easy for us to […]

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valentines day gift ideas for guys
February 11, 2015

Valentine’s Gifts that Don’t Cost a Penny

If you are single this Valentine’s Day, you can either choose to feel sad you aren’t with anyone, or you can just look at the day like any other. It’s. just. a. day. Hang out with friends or family if it is bothering you and you struggle with being alone. And before you know it … it […]

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woman having courage Lea Thau
February 10, 2015

A Woman Faces the Men Who Rejected Her—and Makes a Surprising Discovery

When Lea Thau was 38, her fiancé broke up with her while she was pregnant with their child. She subsequently became single for the first time in her adult life. “I went from being engaged to be married and pregnant and looking for houses every Sunday to being eight months pregnant, alone in an apartment, […]

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