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Expert Psychotherapist writes on Smart Decisions for Women, Dating Advice, Recovery, Growing Out of Dysfunction, and Relationships

    

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.


 

 

“I love your books. I always kind of shied away from self help books as I was embarassed to think that I could not solve problems myself. Then I picked up your books and realized just how self efficent I really can be. You have changed my life in so many ways and I canot thank you enough for becoming a writer.” —Amanda, Biloxi MS

“I cannot thank you enough for the books you have written. We are just now going through a sensitive and delicate time with our daughter and one of your books is helping all of us cope and understand. You are keeping us all on the same page and that is something I will forever be grateful for.” Laura, Westwego,La

 



Birth Place: Palisades Park, NJ USA

Accomplishments:

Member American Society of Journalists and Authors; McNaughton Selection Designee;


Diplomate American Psychotherapy Association


Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California (MFT 13629) Member National Writers Union

     



Books

The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make AFTER Forty by Tina B Tessina
"At last, a book for 40+ women that does not focus on growing old gracefully, but on finishing the process of growing up, finally becoming a fully actualized adult. The suggestions Tina Tessina offers for creating a more fulfilling life particularly speak to the modern, mature woman." -- Isadora Alman, syndicated "Ask Isadora" columnist and author....
  

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Money, Sex and Kids: by Tina B Tessina
Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage! "With a Ph.D., eight books, and 30 years of counseling experience under her belt, [Redbook Love Expert] Tina [Tessina] has a lot to say about the everydays of life and love." --Redbook.ivillage.com. Have a workable,satisfying relationship without arguing or fighting. ...
  

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The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You’re Far Apart by Tina B Tessina
Your marriage vows may have said, “'til death do us part” but no one said anything about what happens when career, circumstances, or a child or family member with a problem makes it necessary for you to part, and you want to maintain the closeness in your relationship. Being married at a distance is not as unusual as you may think. More and more couples are being separated by work, money and fami...
  

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It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction by Tina B Tessina
Each of us receives a legacy from childhood and family experience, which becomes a powerful influence, and about which we have no choice. It Ends With You shows you how to uncover your hidden legacy, change whatever is problematic, and create personal power over your own life. This book examines not just the statistics that show that children of divorce can't keep their own marriages together...
  

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The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again by Tina B Tessina
The inside scoop on getting back into the dating scene. Unbiased, no-nonsense advice on making dating fun, safe and successful. All the facts you need to take control of your dating life, no matter your age or experience. Special advice for single parents, online dating, sexual safety....
  

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The Real Thirteenth Step: Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance and Independence Beyond the Twelve Step Programs by Tina B Tessina
“A well written, important book that provides an invaluable corrective to the dependency orientation of the recovery movement. It lucidly points the way to the next step: the cultivation of independence and personal autonomy. Imperative reading for every graduate of the twelve-steps.” -- Nathaniel Brandon, PhD Psychologist and author of Honoring the Self ...
  

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How To Be a Couple and Still Be Free by Tina B Tessina
“Being a couple yet free is our next challenge on the evolutionary ladder. This book successfully helps us unravel the myths that block that achievement. It does it with warmth, with readability, and with balance. It recreates everyday problems and paints the path to their solution” – Warren Farrell, PhD Author of Why Men Are the Way They Are. “Full of useful suggestions, the most impo...
  

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The 10 Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make Before 40 by Tina B Tessina
"One of the best books for women that I have read. It takes desires and dreams and shows you a step-by-step practical way to achieve them. For any woman who wants to do more than talk about changing her life, a road map to her goal." Sonya Friedman, Ph.D. "Sonya Live" on CNN Why do some women seem as if they have it all together? Because they do. Do you? Or do you frequently se...
  

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Poetry

Mosaic Heart
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Redemption
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The Shape of Peace
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Words and Music by Tina Tessina ...


Inspiration
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by Tina B. Tessina...


Eternal Dance - Christmas 2005
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2005's holiday/New Year poem ...


On Mitch and Jackie’s engagement
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by Tina B. Tessina July, 2005 ...


On love
 by Tina B Tessina
Haiku...


Vessels
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(Shaped like a pot or jar)...


Storytellers
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Bitter lesson
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haiku...


ANGELS IN DISGUISE
 by Tina B Tessina
Happy Holidays to all! A Christmas song lyric by Tina Tessina music by Ron Creager...



Articles

Dear Dr. Romance: is it natural for a man to masturbate?
 by Tina B Tessina
There is nothing wrong with masturbation. What seems to be wrong is that you have too much time for it ...


Surviving Loss and Thriving Again
 by Tina B Tessina
Any time we love, we are risking the loss of that love. ...


Dr. Romance on Silver and Gold: secrets to making and keeping friends
 by Tina B Tessina
in our mobile society, keeping friends is not always possible...


Dear Dr. Romance: I feel terrible about not keeping the promises I made
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance answers a reader who writes about broken promises and the problems they cause. ...


Dear Dr. Romance: My girlfriend doesn't think she can handle this relations
 by Tina B Tessina
Women rarely say things straight out, as men do. Instead, they take the polite, circutuous route and hint about what's bothering them....


Getting Along With Each Other
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance writes about getting along in the middle of conflict. ...


Dr. Romance on: It's a Dirty Job: Use the Silly Solution for a Healthy Rela
 by Tina B Tessina
Hectic lives benefit greatly from a sense of humor. ...


When Love is Kind: Mutuality in Relationships
 by Tina B Tessina
Many people ask me, “How will I know if I'm in love?” Answer: Anyone who's in love usually knows it...


Dear Dr. Romance: What I fear has happened the second time round
 by Tina B Tessina
Grief tends to pile up. The best thing you can do is allow yourself to grieve. ...


Dear Dr. Romance: Are there dating guidelines for single parents?
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance advises a counselor on if a child should be aware of their parent is dating. ...


Resolving Inner Anarchy
 by Tina B Tessina
When your feelings and thoughts are out of control and take over your thinking process, you can be gripped by inner anarchy. ...


Dear Dr. Romance: It seems to be going in a circle.
 by Tina B Tessina
It sounds like nothing is changing in your relationship, so please understand that nothing is likely to change....


Dr. Romance asks: Are the Post-Holiday Blues getting you down?
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance gives 4 Tips for handling Post-holiday blues ...


Dear Dr. Romance: How Do I Stop My Husband's Ex-Wife from Smothering Their
 by Tina B Tessina
Stop worrying about what he's doing with her, and begin teaching him gently about how to be an independent person....


Creating Family Acceptance
 by Tina B Tessina
It may not be possible to get them to approve of your decision, but if you get them to think of you as an independent adult, they may be able to accept it with a little more grace....


Dear Dr. Romance: His Clutter Drives Me Crazy!
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance helps a reader deal with her husband's clutter ...


Solving Problems Takes Equals
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance, Tina Tessina, relationship advice, dating advice, problem solving...


Dr. Romance on Staying Young
 by Tina B Tessina
The real secret to staying young is completely within your own control, and takes very little money....


Practicing Patience
 by Tina B Tessina
Happy New Year! This is the traditional time for making resolutions, which we all know are simple to make, but much more difficult to keep. ...


Dear Dr. Romance: Won't solving the problem for myself create resentment?
 by Tina B Tessina
If you allow yourself to store up resentment, you'll ruin all the other great things in your relationship....


Happy New Year from Dr. Romance!
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance on creating a Happy New Year...


Looking Backward, Looking Forward
 by Tina B Tessina
Happy New Year! May you be filled with renewed energy for life, and the wisdom to put it to effective use. ...


Dr. Romance on Anticipating the New Year
 by Tina B Tessina
Every New Year feels like a new beginning. ...


Give Yourself a Gift
 by Tina B Tessina
Want to give yourself a holiday gift that will last the rest of your life? Try giving yourself the gift of happiness....


Merry Christmas from Dr. Romance!
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance wishes you Happy Holidays with a song lyric. ...


Links

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Home Town Girl Makes Good!
Front-page article in Tina's hometown newspaper: The Sullivan County NY Democrat

Dr. Romance Blog
Dr. Tessina blogs about love and life

Red Room Author Site
See Tina's page on this site for published authors.


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P.O. Box 4883 
Long Beach   CA   90804-4883   USA

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