The One Who Got Away

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...
Grandma’s Dating Advice

Grandma’s Dating Advice

Grandma’s Dating Advice By Tina B. Tessina, PhD LMFT While fashions, fads, and technology change, the basic skills of human communication, cooperation and commitment don’t. A healthy, happy, lasting relationship needs the same abilities to share thoughts and feelings...
Debunking Myths About Dating

Debunking Myths About Dating

Debunking Myths about Dating  By Tina B. Tessina, PhD  A lot of the problems that come up in dating again are generated by social expectations (how other people think you should behave or things should happen) and myths (common beliefs which are not based on fact). ...
From Friends To Lovers and Back

From Friends To Lovers and Back

FROM FRIENDS TO LOVERS AND BACK By Tina B. Tessina, PhD, LMFT In my counseling office, I’m often asked about friends who once were lovers, and if they can make the change to friends again. Friendships that go from friends to lovers back to friends can be very close,...
Dating Guidelines for Single Parents

Dating Guidelines for Single Parents

Dating Guidelines for Single Parents As a single parent, you probably have so little free time that dating seems an impossible task. Yet, single parents are dating in unprecedented numbers, so if you’re looking for another “head of household” to date, you’ll find one....