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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

Dear Dr. Romance: I was brought up with eight children where our father was gone from home early morning till late night. Our mother was angry all...
Dr. Romance writes:   No matter what you observe (Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Solstice or Christmas), this is a celebratory time of year. For some...
Dr. Romance writes: Many of my clients come in with complaints about personal habits that feel toxic in their lives. Just as you can detox your body...
Dr. Romance writes: There is always something in the news or on TV to scare us. Hysterical articles in the media sell papers, and attract eyeballs...
In my private counseling practice, writes Dr. Romance, clients often tell me, “I want to be happy!” We then set about making it a reality...
Dear Dr. Romance: I am a divorced father of three. I am remarried. My eleven-year-old daughter is very upset about her mother’s new boyfriend...
Dr. Romance writes:  The founding fathers of our country saw the pursuit of happiness as an inalienable right—so important they embedded...
Recently, as we were eating in an Italian restaurant, the music being played transported me back to holidays with my Italian American family....
Despite the occasional temporary setback, my life is good, and I’m grateful. However, it wasn’t always that way. At eighteen, just after...
Most of us put a lot of emphasis on our relationships with family, friends, and significant others. But, did you know that the relationships you have...
Dr. Romance writes: When life hands me a very difficult time, and I feel defeated and overwhelmed, I enter a hopeless and helpless state of...
Dear Dr. Romance: I’ve been going crazy this past week and I needed help. I won’t tell you my life story but I just wanted to tell you...
Your heart’s desire—what could it be? So many people, including many of my clients, are searching to know what it is would satisfy...
Dear Dr. Romance:  I need your advice. When I was hired one of my colleagues asked me my age. I remember casually saying was thirty-eight. I...
Dear Dr. Romance: What I have read on your site is interesting—may I ask you to comment on one point? In his book, Shyness, Philip Zimbardo...

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