Dr. Tina Tessina - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychologist, Relationship Coach - Long Beach, CA
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Dear Dr. Romance: I can now free myself and enjoy helping people

Dear Dr. Romance: I came across your web site when I was desperately looking for motivation. I'm a salesman selling first class products but I couldn't get motivated and it's been a problem for months. It's been getting worse. I read Read More

How to Be Irresistible to Your Mate

Once upon a time, In high school, I memorized a poem that has been a constant source of help and direction in my life and relationships. It’s simple and much more sentimental than today’s cynical age can handle, but the very simplicity of it made it a great navigational tool for me in ...

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Stop The Arguing! 6 Ways To Calm Down & Communicate Better

No relationship is perfect — couples disagree, fight, and argue all the time. It's not about who's right and who's wrong, it's all about how you deal with the problem. Sure, you can cry, yell, and blame each other to get your point across but these problems will only re-emerge if you ...

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Trudging Through The Mess In Life

As a parade went by, one of the horses pulling a float entry left a memento in the middle of the road, right in front of where we were watching from the sidewalk. From that point on, every band or group that came marching down the road marched bravely on, right through the pile of horse manure. — The image ...

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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

The most valuable thing in a long-term stable relationship is having a partnership, and most new couples don’t realize that money is a major factor in marital happiness. Money is one of the biggest generators of problems, arguments, and resentment in long-term relationships. Couples argue about spending, ...

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Dear Dr. Romance: I can now free myself and enjoy helping people

A reader thanks Dr. Romance for the positive motivation.

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How to Be Irresistible to Your Mate

So many couples I see in my office are in trouble because they have a knee-jerk oppositional respons

Dating Tips: How To Avoid Arguments With Your Partner

Stop The Arguing! 6 Ways To Calm Down & Communicate Better

Dr. Romance offers guidelines for understanding and being understood.

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Trudging Through The Mess In Life

Blaming ourselves or someone else never helped anyone get through it faster.

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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

The most valuable thing in a long-term stable relationship is having a partnership, and most new cou

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Love Styles: How To Celebrate Your Differences
Lovers Come with Differences -- different ...
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Equal Partners: How to Build a Lasting Relationship (Inner Workbooks)
This is the first book in the "Inner ...
By Tina B. Tessina, Riley K. Smith
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Love Styles How to Celebrate Your Differences
The Real 13th Step : Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance, and Independence Beyond the 12-Step Programs
Tina Tessina asserts that, despite the ...
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True Partners (An Inner Workbook)
The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again
The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You're Far Apart
Long-distance relationships can be difficult. ...
By Tina B Tessina
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Gay Relationships
LoveStyles - How to Celebrate Your Differences
Lovers Come with Differences --different ...
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The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty
Dr. Tina Tessina helps women walk confidently ...
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How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free: Third Edition
The 10 Smartest Decisions a WOMAN Can Make Before 40
Do you frequently second-guess yourself at ...
By Tina B. Tessina, Elizabeth Friar Williams
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Money, Sex, and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage
Unhappy couples may be unhappy each in their ...
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It Ends with You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction

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