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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Setting Boundaries and Saying No

Knowing how to set appropriate boundaries can make the difference in whether or not your relationship succeeds. The topic frequently comes up in my counseling office, and most people think boundaries are set by telling other people what the limits are. But boundaries are really something you must create within ...

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The One Who Got Away

When I was a girl, growing up in the small township of Rockland, New York, there was a tiny post office, which was a small room with a separate entry in the house next door. Rockland’s official postmistress was Clara Weiss, who seemed very elderly even when I was a very small child. She was what we used to ...

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Dear Dr. Romance: How can I move forward when I hit a setback?

Dear Dr. Romance:   When one hits a setback in life what are some healthy ways to keep moving forward? How can one build a healthy mental outlook when things go wrong? Dear Reader:   The most important and uplifting thing you can do is look ...

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Dr. Romance on: No Cooperation? Solve It Yourself!

Dr. Romance writes:   What do you do after you have tried everything and your partner, friend, child or colleague still won't negotiate? In previous articles, like “Asking for What you ...

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Lovestyles

It was one of those magical encounters with a personal truth—you know how it feels. I was fifteen, in ninth-grade English. The teacher, Mr. Rizzutto, read us a poem, and it had such a profound effect on me that even five decades later, I’m still using it as a guide. The poem, “Outwitted,” ...

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Setting Boundaries and Saying No

Knowing how to set appropriate boundaries can make the difference in your relationship

Sad Dude

The One Who Got Away

Can this really work, or will it just fall apart again?

Solution

Dear Dr. Romance: How can I move forward when I hit a setback?

When one hits a setback in life what are some healthy ways to keep moving forward?

Butting Heads

Dr. Romance on: No Cooperation? Solve It Yourself!

What do you do after you have tried everything and your partner, friend, child or colleague still wo

Lovestyles

Lovestyles

Dr. Romance writes about love as a force for change in your life.

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Love Styles How to Celebrate Your Differences
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The Real 13th Step : Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance, and Independence Beyond the 12-Step Programs
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True Partners (An Inner Workbook)
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The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again
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
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The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty
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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
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

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