Dr. Tina Tessina - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist, Relationship Coach - Long Beach, CA
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Dr. Tina Tessina (LMFT,MFT,PhD)

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A Good Cry

At the end of a client-packed day, the trash can in my office is often overflowing with used tissues. Richard, seeing this, usually comments; “Good day, huh?” and we both laugh. He knows that, when clients cry, they’re usually breaking through and healing something. I’ve been known to ...

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10 Reasons For Not Falling in Love

Although you might think of “falling in love” as romantic; we all fall in love many times in life: with a new lover, a new friend, a particularly cooperative co-worker, an appealing movie or TV star, a caring neighbor, siblings, relatives and even pets. Any close relationship involves falling in love ...

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Dr. Romance Video: Dating after Widowhood

Dr. Romance discusses advice on dating after widowhood. To view the video, click here. Dr. Romance's 3 Tips for Finding New Read More

How To Brush Criticism Off Your Shoulders

No one likes to be criticized, fairly or not. It's always difficult to deal with and it can hurt. Since I'm a writer of books and columns, have lectured and appeared on radio and TV, I am sometimes recognized in public. I'm glad I'm not more recognizable though, because for all of the lovely ...

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Dear Dr. Romance: She started pushing me away and becoming distan

Dear Dr. Romance: I've been dating my girlfriend for 5 almost 6 months now. We hit it off from the very beginning and fell in love a couple months into the relationship. Both of us are independent people and level headed, but there's a deep connection between ...

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A Good Cry

A good cry can be the most healing thing you can do.

10 Reasons For Not Falling in Love

Here are ten reasons you may not feel comfortable being open and available for love

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Dr. Romance Video: Dating after Widowhood

Once you have had some time to recover, however, the following tips will help you to find a successf

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How To Brush Criticism Off Your Shoulders

For better or worse, critics can be harsh and dealing with their words can be a struggle.

Dear Dr. Romance: She started pushing me away and becoming distan

Dr. Romance helps a reader whose girlfriend is pushing him away.

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True Partners (An Inner Workbook)
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The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again
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The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You're Far Apart
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Gay Relationships
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The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty
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Money, Sex, and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage
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It Ends with You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction
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