Dear Dr. Romance:

I read "Surviving Loss & Thriving Again"  and it helped me a lot.  I find the older I get the more I can understand why I do what I do.  But, of course, we hope things will be different (see 'Insanity' in the dictionary)!  lol Anyway, that fantasy thing is right on the money for me.  Must be all those Romantic Comedies.

Thank you for your words!

Dear Reader:

I'm so glad my advice was helpful for you.  You might also want to check out "Letting Go Takes Love" and "Stupid Cupid" and "You Be The Judge" which will help you inject more reality into your relationships. When you're ready to date again Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences shows you a fun, safe and successful way to find a relationship that really works.

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Author's Bio: 

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California since 1978 with over 30 years experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 13 books in 17 languages, including It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction; The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again; Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting About the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, The Commuter Marriage, and her newest, Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences. She writes the “Dr. Romance” blog, and the “Happiness Tips from Tina” email newsletter.