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

(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....
Dear Dr. Romance, My name is Michelle i am 18 years old.. I was reading an article that you posted up about fighting; and everything that you...
Dear Dr. Romance: My boyfriend of a month and a week was planing a surprise for my birthday (he was trying to keep it a secret.) well we got in to a...
Dear Dr. Romance: Ok. So my boyfriend and I are 11 months strong, but for the past maybe 4 or 5 months it has been on and off fighting. From...
Okay, guys. You're (gulp) ready to pop the big question. But you've seen those videos of lavish proposals that went wrong. How do you ask her...
Miley Cyrus is only 19, and she's just gotten engaged to Liam Hemsworth. Will it last? Well, the fact that it's a celebrity match is not in...
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...
Many of my clients come in with complaints about personal habits that feel toxic in their lives. Just as you can detox your body when you’re...
As a single parent, you probably have so little free time that dating seems an impossible task. Yet, single parents are dating in unprecedented...
Dear Dr. Romance: I'd like to learn something flirty and funny that will grab a guys attention!? I am going bowling with my crush and a...
(Watch the video here.) When you hit your teens you and your mom had a bad time, and you still are. Maybe she's not the mother you always...
Love, commitment and relationships seem to be in disfavor these days. I’m seeing a lot of articles and TV shows saying love doesn’t last...
Dr. Romance writes: The old folk songs say it: Oh, love is handsome, love is fine Love is a jewel when it is new; But when love's old, it waxes...

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