Help with this sentence!

Guest   Mon May 07, 2007 10:07 pm GMT
Could someone explain what the expression "takes a beating" in this sentence means? Thanks in advance.

"As romance fluctuates like the lunar tides, the myth of one true love takes a beating"
ii   Mon May 07, 2007 11:09 pm GMT
"takes a beating" means receives damage/gets hit. this expression is used to show that the "myth of true love" fades because of its nature.