The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

Is it Time for Relationship Therapy? Here’s How to Know…
August 14, 2014

Is it Time for Relationship Therapy? Here’s How to Know…

If your relationships end up the same way (not good!), and you seem to gravitate towards a particular type of person (the wrong one, repeatedly), this is a sign that you could use a little guidance. Today’s guest blog from Ashley Papa looks at the various times it might be wise to talk to a […]

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Should You Stop Searching for a Soulmate?
August 13, 2014

Should You Stop Searching for a Soulmate?

Singles are often told to “get out there,” but this advice changes when you actually take it. Then you’re told to relax and let love come naturally. This advice is frequently followed by someone else’s magical “how we met” story. You know the kind. They involve missed flights, traffic snafus, hilarious hijinks (“how did our […]

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Tough Love: Don’t Let One Heartbreak Derail You From Finding Love
August 7, 2014

Tough Love: Don’t Let One Heartbreak Derail You From Finding Love

I have to say I was impressed by this passionate plea from relationship expert David Wygant, who urges anyone who has been hurt to lick their wounds and just get back out there. I hope you enjoy this guest blog – it definitely gave me an extra oomph in my step! Written by David Wygant […]

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How Sukey Forbes Found Courage to Fully Live Again after Traumatic Loss
August 7, 2014

How Sukey Forbes Found Courage to Fully Live Again after Traumatic Loss

A lot of books make their way to my desk. When Sukey Forbes’ new story, The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death arrived, I picked it up, and couldn’t put it down. Forbes writes honestly and poetically about losing her 6-year-old daughter Charlotte to a rare genetic disorder, […]

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Do You Have the ‘Facebook Blues?’
July 30, 2014

Do You Have the ‘Facebook Blues?’

Your cousin is picking blueberries with her 3-year-old twins. Your college classmate got married at an 18th century inn. And your ex is chilling at the beach with old friends and wants you to know “it doesn’t get any better than this.” In the age of social media, we know a lot about what our […]

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Find Your Love Heroes: What You Can Learn From Other Couples
July 25, 2014

Find Your Love Heroes: What You Can Learn From Other Couples

Whenever I encounter happy-looking couples, I like to ask them how they met. Like most people, I enjoy a good love story. I like watching their eyes light up as they recount the chase, the connection, the challenges and maybe even a breakup before they arrived to their destination of content coupledom. The conversations are […]

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How to Move on From Fear to Find the Love You Deserve
July 16, 2014

How to Move on From Fear to Find the Love You Deserve

Relationship expert Virginia Clark returns with a new guest blog about love — and how our deep-rooted fears can get in the way of healthy relationships. This is such a great reminder that fear is really baseless and a defense mechanism often times that we have created long ago. We all have fears. Some are […]

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Your Girlfriends Will Probably Outlive Your Partner!
July 16, 2014

Your Girlfriends Will Probably Outlive Your Partner!

“Reminder: your girlfriends will probably outlive your husband. So find good ones.” My sides still hurt from laughing so hard! I just returned from spending a long weekend with five friends who I have known since elementary and middle school. The six of us met between 4th and 7th grades. We’ve known each other over […]

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How to Navigate the Road to Love and Happiness
July 3, 2014

How to Navigate the Road to Love and Happiness

Today’s guest blog is from author and relationship expert David Wygant, who reminds us all to get out of our heads and let our hearts lead once in awhile. I couldn’t agree more! Written by David Wygant, YourTango.com Today I want to share something very personal to me, and it’s a lesson I think all of […]

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La Toya Jackson: How I Found Love, Trust, and a Life on Top
June 30, 2014

La Toya Jackson: How I Found Love, Trust, and a Life on Top

The fascinating La Toya Jackson has been through a lot in her life, and I am happy to say, is truly emerging on top. The pop culture icon reveals all for the cameras in “Life with La Toya,” which airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. I didn’t know what to expect as I got set to […]

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