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

If you’re thinking about having sex with a friend, be very careful, because it is not easy to preserve a friendship once you have sex. We think...
Last month, I received the following letter from an old friend, Lloyd Barnhart. "A topic I would like you to cover/explore is that curious...
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...
Dear Dr. Romance: I have been together with my wife for about 3 years now. We have worked on many issues in our marriage and resolved most of them...
(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...
Q: My spouse and I often have arguments over the “small stuff.” How do we get past this so that we are not constantly bickering? A: I...
Dear Dr. Romance: We'd been really close and intimate. I thought we were going to be in a special relationship soon because he told me we were...
Dear Dr. Romance: Is he cheating on me? Or am I just being paranoid?  Me and my boyfriend have been together for 15 months now. A couple...
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,...
(To view video, click here.) Parenthood is an overwhelming job. Kids, especially babies, seem to need you there constantly. It's very easy for...
Thirty years of marriage counseling and twenty-five years of a second marriage have convinced me that fights are not necessary in a marriage. Married...
Dear Dr. Romance: I have been married for 17 years and thought we had a great marriage. 10 years ago I got hurt and have had 6 back surgeries. At...
Although most people in the country wouldn’t agree, we in Southern California have been having extreme weather conditions for us: rain and...
DO. NOT. REACT. Tips for surviving & mastering confrontation, with grace —in business & in love. Pop quiz, people: How do you...

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