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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

You have probably entered relationships madly in love, convinced that your feelings for each other were so strong your dream would carry you through...
In my private counseling practice, writes Dr. Romance, clients often tell me, “I want to be happy!” We then set about making it a reality...
Dear Dr. Romance, I am going through a break-up this week and pretty broken hearted. My boyfriend and I dated for the last year and nine months...
Dear Dr. Romance: I was so interested in your article “Getting to Yes” about attentive listening ... what a powerful strategy and...
Dear Dr. Romance: I am a male Kenyan, married with two daughters. Of late, I have totally lost urge for sex and it can only appear once per week...
Dear Dr. Romance: I’ve been reading some of your excerpts from Divorce360 website, and thought I would take a chance here. My wife and I are...
Dear Dr. Romance: I want to thank you for the article you wrote “Older Women Dating Younger Men.” I’ve been dating a guy that is...
Dear Dr. Romance: I am a divorced father of three. I am remarried. My eleven-year-old daughter is very upset about her mother’s new boyfriend...
Dr. Romance writes: Knowing how to set appropriate boundaries can make the difference in whether your relationship succeeds or not. The topic...
Dear Dr. Romance: I have been dating someone for a year to this day. We get along great and enjoy spending time together. He is very romantic. We...
Dr. Romance writes:  The founding fathers of our country saw the pursuit of happiness as an inalienable right—so important they embedded...
Dear Dr. Romance: I’m a sixty-something divorced man, and I have not had a relationship for a long time. Last year, I met...
Dear Dr. Romance: I saw your article “Guidelines for Improving the Odds to a New Relationship with your Ex” in Divorce360.com Can this...
Dear Dr. Romance: I’m in college in Bangladesh. I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for three and half years. We have had sex...
Recently, as we were eating in an Italian restaurant, the music being played transported me back to holidays with my Italian American family....

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