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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: What is wrong with me? Angry, sad, blah? It's 5 am and I'm still awake. I'm 29, single (I don't mind), I go to...
Lately, I’ve gotten so many anguished questions from people who are being criticized and rejected by family for making relationship choices the...
Dear Dr. Romance: I met a cute guy that's a foreigner in the USA from Russia. So how do I make sure he's not looking for a visa green card...
(To view the video, click here.) You and your new spouse are over the moon about having a baby, but the children from your previous marriage are...
Many years ago, an Edwin Markham poem inspired me, and I’ve tried to live by it "Outwitted" by Edwin Markham He drew a circle...
Dear Dr. Romance: This girl wasn't really my girlfriend but we pretty much were dating. I was thinking of asking her out in a few days. We...
Dear Dr. Romance, I have read some of your articles and am very impressed. I am about to write about something that will probably be one of the...
No one likes to be criticized, fairly or not. It’s always difficult to deal with, and it can hurt. Because I’m a writer of books and...
Watch the video here. Uh-oh. You messed up, and now your boyfriend, relative or best friend is really mad at you. Do you even know why? Dr. Romance...
We’ve heard a lot about hope recently, but one thing was not said. Hope is scary. Anyone who dares to hope runs the risk of disappointment and...
Dr. Romance writes: There are a few simple communication techniques that work like magic in relationships, whether with committed partners,...
Dear Dr. Romance: I'm a housewife in my mid-thirties, married for 7 years, In our marital life i have never been satisfied, because our sexual...
When life hands me a very difficult time, and I feel defeated and overwhelmed, I enter a hopeless and helpless state of mind I think of as The Little...
Dear Dr. Romance: My boyfriend spends more time with his friends than me by a long shot. My boyfriend and I have been together for nine months now,...
[View the video here.] The divorce was ugly, he was a jerk, but you still need to have contact with him because of your kids or finances. You hate...

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