The Top Eleven Reasons To Get Married

The Top Eleven Good Reasons to Get Married By Tina B. Tessina, PhD LMFT Dating is a chance to practice relating to a number of different people, before committing to the intense intimacy and the responsibility of a true relationship. The whole point of dating is to...

Turn On Your Charm

Turn on Your Charm By Tina B. Tessina, PhD LMFT Ever wondered how con artists can get away with all they do? They know how to charm people, and they have mastered the art of looking as if they belong.  Because they have no feelings of guilt about misrepresenting...

Where Is Love

Where is Love? By Tina B. Tessina, PhD LMFT Probably the most prevalent question I’m asked in my counseling practice is “Where is love?” Clients want to know why they can’t find a successful life partnership, why a friend or family member won’t respond as they would...

You Be The Judge

You Be the Judge By Tina B. Tessina, PhD LMFT As I write this, Congress is struggling with whether to accept a new Supreme Court justice. It’s an important issue, because his judgment, and that of the other justices, will affect our lives for years to come.  But...

The One Who Got Away

The One Who Got Away By Tina B. Tessina, PhD 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...

Age Difference In Dating

Age Differences In Dating by Tina B. Tessina, Phd Dr. Romance gets many letters about older women dating younger men, which appears to be shocking to some people, but I don’t find it so unusual. Why would a younger man want to date an older woman? Who isn't attracted...