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

(Click here to view video.) No matter how angry or hurt you may be after a divorce, if you have children, you’ll still share a lifetime with...
Dear Dr. Romance: Quite honestly, all the info in "Lighten Up - Cures for Marital Boredom" is great, but if your list of reccomendations...
Dear Dr. Romance: I am in a bit of a weird situation... Im 16 and I am engaged to a guy I only met 2 months ago. I thought he was joking so I just...
In my counseling practice, couples are often surprised to learn they can communicate and solve problems effectively without fighting; but sometimes...
I can’t escape it, it’s in the news every day, and it fills my counseling office. Yesterday, the news told of a four-year-old who was...
(To view the video, click here.) Moving in together is a financial commitment, and so is marriage, so it’s important to consider the tough...
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...
Many years ago an Edwin Markham poem inspired me, and I’ve tried to live by it: "Outwitted" He drew a circle that shut me out...
Dear Dr. Romance: My best friend is leading me on. What do I do? My best friend has been leading me on for quite a while. We flirt a lot but we...
The average person pays more attention to what she’s saying or thinking about than what she is hearing, or how her words are “landing...
(To view the video, click here) Discovering your partner has been unfaithful is a shock. Your first instinct may be to run, but if you have a...
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,...
In 1998, Richard and I had a marvelous opportunity to sail around the world as the ballroom dance teachers on a cruise ship. Many of the places we...
Dear Dr. Romance: I was dating this guy for about 2 years. During the time that we were together we had some good times and bad. For one he was...
Have you noticed that nagging, whining, complaining, sternly directing, yelling, criticizing and freaking out don’t seem to get you what you...

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