Tina Tessina

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Tina Tessina

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California since 1978 with over 30 years experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 13 books in 17 languages, including It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction; The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again; Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, The Commuter Marriage, and her newest, Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences. She writes the “Dr. Romance” blog, and the “Happiness Tips from Tina” email newsletter. Dr. Tessina, is CRO (Chief Romance Officer) for LoveForever.com, a website designed to strengthen relationships and guide couples through the various stages of their relationship with personalized tips, courses, and online couples counseling. Online, she’s known as “Dr. Romance” Dr. Tessina appears frequently on radio, and such TV shows as “Oprah”, “Larry King Live” and ABC News.

Stories by Tina Tessina

Dr. Romance writes: Happy New Year, everyone! This is the time when a lot of energy is spent on making resolutions, most of which we don’t...
Dr. Romance writes: Want to give yourself a holiday gift that will last the rest of your life? Try giving yourself the gift of happiness....
(If video doesn't load, click here.) Kindness is the lubrication for life, love and relationships. When you spread kindness, it comes back in...
Dr. Romance writes: Sooner or later all of us question the meaning of life. The sooner we get to it, the better chance we have of finding a...
We are all in a time of high stress, and national disasters often bring up fear. If these fears are not dealt with, they can lead to “acting...
Recently, I wrote here about making the most of time. This month, I have been asked a lot about how people can overcome paralysis and self-sabotage,...
Have you noticed that nagging, whining, complaining, sternly directing, yelling, criticizing and freaking out don’t seem to get you what you...
And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged…You achieve a wonderful freedom. It is a positive thing. —Doris Lessing Maturity...
In my private counseling practice, clients often tell me, "I want to be happy!" We then set about making it a reality. As a psychotherapist...
Every member of your family has a right to have his or her opinions respected. You don’t have to agree or go along with what your child wants,...
Although most people in the country wouldn’t agree, we in Southern California have been having extreme weather conditions for us: rain and...
(To view video, click here.) Ah, the ugly step parent, celebrated and villainized in fairy tales. Do you have to take on the role? "Dr....
None of us wants to think about it, but the standard definition of a totally successful relationship is the old, traditional “til death do us...
Recently, I had a minor but difficult surgical procedure to lance an abscess on my leg. It was very painful, and while I recovered physically pretty...
There is always something in the news or on TV to scare us. Hysterical articles in the media sell papers, and attract eyeballs to websites, but are...

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