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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Commitment-phobia

Dear Dr. Romance: I've been with this man over thirty years back and forth. Something always seems to happen and we end up apart again. He ends up getting married and yet though living states apart he always ends up calling and we do the same thing all over ...

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What's Narcissism, What's Abuse?

Narcissistic Personalities & Sociopaths Conscience is a type of judgment, that tells us what is right and wrong. It begins in early childhood, when (hopefully) parents teach a child what he can or cannot do (beginning with "no!"), then gradually how to tell right from wrong. Conscience-building ...

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Dear Dr. Romance: She Wanted To Still Be Friends

Dear Dr. Romance: I knew a girl for a long time and had a huge crush on her. I'm in my twenties, and she is a year younger than me. I am a very shy person and would freeze up whenever I tried to tell her. We knew each other for more than a year and were good ...

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Dr. Romance on Friends in Need: Interventions for Domestic Violen

Last month, Dr. Romance received the following letter from a reader: “A topic I would like you to cover/explore is that curious phenomenon which permits otherwise independent women to be dominated...even abused...by males with whom they share some sort or ...

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Caring For Parents = Divorce?

7 Tips To Keep Your Marriage On Track When Helping Family Members If your parents are elderly and becoming infirm, or if there are others who require special care in your family, due to disability or illness the situation you will need to figure out how to maintain a balance between your marital life and ...

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Cocktail Lady

Commitment-phobia

Don't ever commit to being the back-up girl.

What's Narcissism, What's Abuse?

Narcissistic Personalities & Sociopaths

Holiday Gift

Dear Dr. Romance: She Wanted To Still Be Friends

Dr. Romance answers the relationship questions of a reader in a repeating relationship.

Cuffs

Dr. Romance on Friends in Need: Interventions for Domestic Violen

Dr. Romance addresses the issue of when to get involved with domestic violence.

Summer Couple

Caring For Parents = Divorce?

7 Tips To Keep Your Marriage On Track When Helping Family Members

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Love Styles: How To Celebrate Your Differences
Equal Partners: How to Build a Lasting Relationship (Inner Workbooks)
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Love Styles How to Celebrate Your Differences
Lovers Come with Differences -- different ...
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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
For many varied reasons, a vast numbers of ...
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The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You're Far Apart
Long-distance relationships can be difficult. ...
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Gay Relationships
Here is a step-by-step guide to making ...
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LoveStyles - How to Celebrate Your Differences
The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty
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
It Ends with You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction
Family dysfunction often runs through ...
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