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Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy

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Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. "Dr. Romance", http://www.tinatessina.com, is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California, 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 (New... Full Bio
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Dear Dr. Romance: she is in denial and wants to escape the pain by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: My best girlfriend ever and I dated for about eight months, then had a long distance relationship when she went back to her home country.  She just brok ... Read on »
Comforting the Little Orphan Girl by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When life hands me a very difficult time, and I feel defeated and overwhelmed, I enter a hopeless and helpless state of mind I think of as The Little Orphan girl. This is the ... Read on »
Dr. Romance's Guidelines for Not Fighting by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Fighting a lot?  Dr. Romance recommends: No matter what you’re fighting about: money, sex, kids or something else, the fighting is an indication that your communication i ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I have never met him and he lives in another country by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: I stumbled upon your article "Don't Make The Same Mistake Twice" while I was searching for advice on dating a divorcee. I can't help but wonder what adv ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: Throughout the years, there has been financial infidelity by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: My husband and I have been married for over thirty years. Our children are grown. We own our home , but have a mortgage. Throughout the years, there has ... Read on »
Mirrors and Teachers by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex There are people I love who are easy to be around, and others I love who are more difficult for me. It’s not that they’re bad people, others get along with them fine, and, a ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I would like to get out of this anxiety by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: I'm a 70-yr old man who has been married more than forty years.  I read your article " Autonomy and Dependency"  I feel like I've been in a codependency ... Read on »
Living Outside the Box by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I was speaking with a client today about his burn-out in his career. This is a man who’s been very successful, earned a lot of money, and worked hard for a big, national co ... Read on »
Dr. Romance on shared laughter by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dr. Romance writes: A lighthearted approach to serious matters often is the most productive one. Imagine what your days would be like if you focused on having fun and making ... Read on »
Handling Anxiety Effectively by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Anxiety We are all in a time of high stress, and national disasters often bring up fear. If these fears are not dealt with, they can lead to “acting out” behavior, ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I am somewhat leery of another romance by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: My last romantic relationship (that I thought was mutual) ended because she said one day out of the blue, "I don't love you any more." I think she never ... Read on »
How to Cope with the Loss of a Friend by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I was recently sitting in my favorite coffee shop, and remembering my dear friend who used to meet me there and who died not long ago. As I get older, I’m experiencing more ... Read on »
Apology and Forgiveness by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex In my clinical experience, I've encountered many clients who are afraid to admit they’re wrong. This comes from a culture of blaming and accusing—where one's early family m ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: At first I was hurt, but now I'm irritated. by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: I do not like my job, I have two more classes before I complete my masters in HR to move to a better position and recently passed the PHR certification. ... Read on »
Technology and Love by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Technology can have a big impact on relationships. In my counseling office, I see many couples who are struggling over Internet and social media issues. The ability to work ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I am allowing my narcissistic ex to run circles around me by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance I am mindful that I am allowing my soon to be controlling, narcissist ex ( civil law attorney) to run circles around me, just as we did when we were marr ... Read on »
Dr. Romance video: Do men have biological clocks? by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dr. Romance on men and biological clocks: To watch video, click here Yes, a man can feel the need to grow up and have a family, especially when he finds a woman who ... Read on »
Attitude Adjustment by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I have written in this column recently about emotional hygiene, and doing the necessary maintenance on feelings as well as your physical body and household. Health reminder ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: On my death bed, I will not be in the mood to explain by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: I read your newsletter "How to Heal a Rift with an Adult Child" with joy, how you simplify things for us. I already tried by email, but it got more complic ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: You're giving advice on what YOU consider normal by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: Thank you for your free articles, you have a lot of good stuff in there. A couple of the girls at work and I read your articles and get a good laugh. You ... Read on »