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

Dear Dr. Romance:   I'm at a loss as to what to do. I'm married to a man that I sleep in the same bed (our daughterco-sleeps...
Dr. Romance writes: On Dec. 12, the world lost Rev. Denton Roberts, the person who taught me everything I know about therapy and just happened to...
Dr. Romance writes: This is often called the Season of Peace, as in “Peace on Earth; Good Will to Men.” Yet there is so much unrest in...
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...
Dear Dr. Romance:   I’m a victim of emotional and mental abuse by my hopefully soon-to-be ex-husband. The sad truth is that he doesn...
Dear Dr. Romance: I’ve heard you on the radio, and I’ve been married the same length of time as you, twenty-nine years. We’ve...
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: The average person pays more attention to what she’s saying or thinking about than what she is hearing, or how her words...
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...
Dear Dr. Romance, My husband left me this past April. We are in our early twenties and we have been together since we were teenagers. We grew...
Now that so many couples are now separated part-or full-time because of military deployment and/or work travel and schedules, I get a lot of...
Dear Dr. Romance: I am hoping you can help. I made a query about maintaining a marriage over long distance and noted your book The Commuter Marriage...
Dr. Romance writes: The most frequent problem I hear from single clients is that of how and where to search for a partner. Other clients are...
Dear Dr. Romance; I read your article about Older Women Dating Younger Men I am dating a man who  is 22 yrs, younger than...

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