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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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Tapping Your “Inner Mentor” to Create New Meaning in Your Life by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex 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. As a therapist I watch many of ... Read on »
Dr. Romance on Self-Reliance and Independence by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex "As the price of liberty is vigilance -- so the price of independence is self-determination, the price of dignity is self-assertion, and the price of respect is self-respect ... Read on »
Dr. Romance's Newest Ebook: The Real 13th Step by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dr. Romance announces The Real 13th Step:Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance, and Independence Beyond the Twelve-Step Programs Dear readers: So many of you have writ ... Read on »
Learning Forgiveness by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Learning to forgive those who hurt us is an essential life skill, because it helps develop inner maturity, frees us from emotional bondage to the other person, and helps us de ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I am very confused and disillusioned by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: I am a youthful and attractive woman, mid-fifties, who is so confused about online and ads for meeting men. i have been wounded by these men who, after ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: Everyone Thinks all truck drivers are perverts by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: I'm in my forties, divorced, and debt free. I have a great credit score. My favorite hobby is Amatuer Radio. Other hobbies are listening to shortwave ra ... Read on »
Dr. Romance: You Are a Gift by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dr. Romance writes: Each of us is individual, special and different for a reason: You are a gift to the planet. Anthropology tells us we are different because we survive ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: Everyone has been trying to reunite me with my exes. by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: EVERYONE, yes EVERYONE has been TRYING and FAILING at having me reunite with one of my exes…or Something like that. My asinine brother took out pictures ... Read on »
Dr. Romance on The Worrier’s Guidelines: simple steps to combat worry by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dr. Romance writes: Often, it seems that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that must be done, and like the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland we have to r ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I'm in my late 40s and feeling very unhopeful about my future love life. by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance I am in a terrible funk over a failed relationship that lasted 2 years and I thought would lead to marriage. We met online and now I'm afraid if I go onl ... Read on »
Getting Out of Your Way by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Recently, I wrote here about making the most of time. This month, I have been asked a lot about how people can overcome paralysis and self-sabotage, so I thought I’d pass o ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I feel like such a damned freak. by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: My entire adult life, I have gone out to all the places you're told to go to meet someone special. Nothing. I never even get asked out. It's like I'm in ... Read on »
Dr. Romance on How to Write a Love Letter: put your relationship in perspective by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dr Romance adapted this from an Alcoholics Anonymous handout: We often get out of touch or out of sorts with people – sometimes they leave or pass on, sometimes we quarre ... Read on »
Couples Can Cooperate for Success by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex You have probably entered relationships madly in love, convinced that your feelings for each other were so strong your dream would carry you through the tough times, but wo ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: is it natural for a man to masturbate? by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance:   I am single man, I have question for you, is it natural for a man to masturbate? I normally, do it everyday, sometimes 4 times a day. Tell me if its w ... Read on »
Surviving Loss and Thriving Again by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex None of us wants to think about it, but the standard definition of a totally successful relationship is the old, traditional “til death do us part.” Any time we love, whet ... Read on »
Dr. Romance on Silver and Gold: secrets to making and keeping friends by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Make new friends, keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.——adage Research conducted by Dr. Dean Ornish and others shows that the happiest and healthiest people ar ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I feel terrible about not keeping the promises I made by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: My story will probably sound like a thousand others you've heard, but I am in desperate need of some answers. I am in my fifties, my wife is a few years ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: My girlfriend doesn't think she can handle this relationship. by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Dear Dr. Romance: I am (or was, perhaps) in a fairly strong relationship for a few months now. Recently though, as the upcoming fall quarter approaches, my girlfriend doe ... Read on »
Getting Along With Each Other by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex In 1998, Richard and I had a marvelous opportunity to sail around the world as the ballroom dance teachers on a cruise ship. Many of the places we saw then, such as Oman, Jo ... Read on »