The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

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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Could Mom or Dad be Haunting Your Adult Romantic Relationships?
June 24, 2014

Could Mom or Dad be Haunting Your Adult Romantic Relationships?

Long after you’ve grown up and left mom and dad’s house, your parents mentally stay with you wherever you go. They take the form of the little voices we hear inside our heads, the running inner dialogue that helps determine how we think and feel about ourselves. If both of your parents were present in […]

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The Cause of Infidelity: Character Flaw or Something Else?
June 16, 2014

The Cause of Infidelity: Character Flaw or Something Else?

We can never determine the exact frequency of romantic cheating because people who get cheated on are often too embarrassed or humiliated to report it. Surveys about relationships are conducted every day, but getting someone to share details about their romantic life is often challenging. Think about it: Would you always tell the truth in […]

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Living — and Laughing — Without Fear of the Future
June 13, 2014

Living — and Laughing — Without Fear of the Future

Proverbs 31:25 says the Godly woman “is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” I don’t know about you, but during the midst of my own divorce several years ago, there were many days, weeks, and months when I didn’t feel like I had the strength I needed to make […]

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11 Valuable Life Lessons from a Father to His Son
June 10, 2014

11 Valuable Life Lessons from a Father to His Son

Written by Charles J. Orlando, YourTango.com Today’s guest blog comes from relationship expert Charles J. Orlando, who writes the sweetest list of lessons for his son as he graduates high school and begins an exciting new chapter in life. I had to pass this along — I love what he is passing down to his child. […]

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Why It’s Absolutely Okay to Say: ‘I Hate Being Single’
June 3, 2014

Why It’s Absolutely Okay to Say: ‘I Hate Being Single’

If you’re unattached and looking for love, there’s one piece of advice circulating around the blog-o-sphere that’s particularly annoying: You should love being single. It’s not enough to be okay being single while you try to meet people. No, you should love it. Here are some of the best reasons why: You get to go […]

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May 25, 2014

How to Deal with Insecurity and Fear During Your Date

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 […]

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The Crucial Difference Between Men and Women in Relationships
May 23, 2014

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 […]

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May 15, 2014

Love at First Sight? Sarah the eH+ Matchmaker Weighs In

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 […]

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Alyssa Joy Bethke: The Person You Need to Know Before Meeting ‘The One’
May 5, 2014

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 […]

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