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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Family Violence Q&A

Q: My spouse and I often have arguments over the "small stuff." How do we get past this so that we are not constantly bickering? A: I'll bet neither of you would argue with your boss or work colleagues, or your children's teachers the way you argue with each other. You have ...

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How To Write A Letter You May Never Send

Writing has a powerful effect on our emotional state. The following exercise is designed to help you fully express feelings that may have lain dormant for a long time, or may be too intense and jumbled for you to process effectively. You'll find it helpful in expressing what you feel, especially if ...

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The Right Way To Love

Our society commonly states that there are right and wrong ways to love. However, there isn't much clarity about what the right might be. We all have difficulty with relationships and difficulty with love. Therefore, we're liable to draw the uncomfortable conclusion: "Everyone knows how to love ...

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Romance is Not Necessarily Love

In romantic depictions of love, cute little images of cherubs and cupids abound. But Cupid, in his real incarnation, is not so sweet and cuddly. His arrows can create deep and lasting wounds, and can strike you blind and irrational in a heartbeat. A few disaster-filled run-ins with Cupid’s dart and you can ...

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Dear Dr Romance: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...

Dear Dr. Romance: I am a woman in my mid-twenties from India and I am working in the middle east in a professional job. I had a brief arranged marriage and am now getting divorced. One of my business clients, who is an Arab and over forty has been married for many ...

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Articles by Dr. Tina Tessina
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Family Violence Q&A

You have choices—you don't have to argue with each other.

Relationship Challenges: How To Write A Letter You May Never Send

How To Write A Letter You May Never Send

A pen and paper might be the final key to moving on.

The Right Way To Love

There's a pervasive myth in our society that there is a right and a wrong way to love.

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Romance is Not Necessarily Love

When it comes to love, it’s easy to forget how to think clearly, because we have all been bombarded

Dear Dr Romance: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...

Dr. Romance Helps a reader who is sleeping with a married man.

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Love Styles: How To Celebrate Your Differences
Lovers Come with Differences -- different ...
By Dr Tina B Tessina Ph.D.
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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)
This exciting workbook, based on the authors' ...
By Tina Tessina, Riley K. Smith
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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. ...
By Tina B Tessina
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Gay Relationships
LoveStyles - How to Celebrate Your Differences
Lovers Come with Differences --different ...
By Tina Tessina
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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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