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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
 by Tina B Tessina
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
 by Tina B Tessina
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: I am not sexually as attracted to him as I'd like to be
 by Tina B Tessina
Long-term relationship sex is a skill that must be learned if the relationship is to survive. ...


How to Cope with Toxic Friendships
 by Tina B Tessina
Breaking up with an important friend can be every bit as painful as breaking up a love relationship. ...


Dear Dr. Romance: I can't decide if she's as in to me as I am her
 by Tina B Tessina
Try to calm down about sex a bit. You'll find it's important, but not the most important thing about a relationship. ...


Your Inner Detective
 by Tina B Tessina
Uncovering your inner secrets requires developing a set of detective skills...


Dr. Romance on Attitude Adjustment
 by Tina B Tessina
Here are some ideas for how to turn your attitude around in the most common mood - disrupting situations...


Dear Dr. Romance: I have a family member with two failed marriages
 by Tina B Tessina
I'd be happy to shed light. Counselors do several things. ...


Dear Dr. Romance: My son gets angry, throws things
 by Tina B Tessina
It's so difficult to be both mother and father to your son....


Dear Dr. Romance: It's as if something turned out bad
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance writes about advising relationships for other people ...


Tapping Your “Inner Mentor” to Create New Meaning in Your Life
 by Tina B Tessina
Sooner or later all of us question the meaning of life. The sooner we get to it, the better chance we have of finding a satisfactory answer....


Dr. Romance on Self-Reliance and Independence
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance writes about Self-Reliance ...


Emotions as Weather
 by Tina B Tessina
My clients have found it very helpful to use the metaphors of weather to understand how natural and normal all feelings are....


Dr. Romance's Newest Ebook: The Real 13th Step
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance announces The Real 13th Step:Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance, and Independence Beyond the Twelve-Step Programs...


Learning Forgiveness
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance on the benefits of actual forgiveness...


Dear Dr. Romance: I am very confused and disillusioned
 by Tina B Tessina
The older you are, the less online sites will work for you, and they don't work that great to begin with....


Dear Dr. Romance: I am very confused and disillusioned
 by Tina B Tessina
The older you are, the less online sites will work for you, and they don't work that great to begin with....


Dear Dr. Romance: Everyone Thinks all truck drivers are perverts
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance gives advice to as truck driver who needs help meeting people....


Dear Dr. Romance: Everyone Thinks all truck drivers are perverts
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance gives advice to as truck driver who needs help meeting people....


Dr. Romance: You Are a Gift
 by Tina B Tessina
Each of us is individual, special and different for a reason: You are a gift to the planet....


Dear Dr. Romance: Everyone has been trying to reunite me with my exes.
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance answers questions from a reader with friends who are overly helpful in their romantic life....


Guidelines for Being Better Understood
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance's guidelines for being understood by your partner....


Dr. Romance on The Worrier’s Guidelines: simple steps to combat worry
 by Tina B Tessina
Often, it seems that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that must be done ...


Dear Dr. Romance: I'm in my late 40s and feeling very unhopeful about my fu
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance on how to handle a bad breakup ...


Getting Out of Your Way
 by Tina B Tessina
Getting in your own way is all about how you relate your yourself....


Dear Dr. Romance: I feel like such a damned freak.
 by Tina B Tessina
Dr. Romance helps a reader to get the dance started....


Dr. Romance on How to Write a Love Letter: put your relationship in perspec
 by Tina B Tessina
If your connection, or lack of one, with someone is troubling you, here’s a simple way to ease your mind and your heart....


Links

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FREE articles, philosophy of therapy, counseling, personal appearance schedule, current books, FREE e-mail question, FREE Happiness Tips newsletter,


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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