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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

Guys, especially younger ones, are well-known for having “courting behavior” and then relaxing into their old, sloppy selves once you...
Anger is the emotional energy within each of us that rises up when something needs to change.   If you act on the need to create change, your...
Dear Dr. Romance:   I'm in need of some serious advice, and I hope you can help. I've been in an extremely long-distance relationship...
Dear Dr. Romance:   Is it possible to love someone without ever dating them? If so, how can you tell that you are in love?    Dear...
Dr. Romance’s four tips to smoother step-parenting:   1. Give your blended family a chance to bond. Don’t worry if everyone doesn...
Dear Dr. Romance:   Why am I intimidating? After I start talking to guys and I’ve hooked up with them, some have told me I am intimidating...
Dr. Romance here. Valentine’s Day gets a lot of media attention, and it can be hard to avoid. When you don’t have a special someone...
Dear Dr. Romance:   I need relationship advice!!!? I have been with my girlfriend for four months now and her best friend who’s a...
Introverts can enjoy the parties, too, if they respect who they are and don’t let negative fantasies take over. Limit your social engagements...
Dear Dr. Romance:   My friends were joking that I have never been single, and I argued that I have, but they said my definition of being...
Dr. Romance writes: Many people ask me, “How will I know if I’m in love?”   Answer: Anyone who’s in love usually knows...
Dear Dr. Romance:   I recently moved here from the British Isles. I discovered your Dr. Romance blog and thought you might have some good...
DO put it in perspective. If you’re dumped, it hurts. But count your lucky stars. You don’t have a relationship if the other person...
Dr. Romance wishes all of you a happy, healthy and loving 2012!   We all are inspired to make resolutions in the New Year, to celebrate...
Dear Dr. Romance:   I don’t want to be here anymore. Be here on this earth that is, be here in this ole’ body of mine. Perhaps you...

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