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He lied about where he was
I will try to make this as short as possible. My fiancé recently started working in a different department and he had to go to training for 2 weeks in another state. I
I am having difficulty accepting my boyfriends bisexuality for no reason
So here goes; the main reason why I got this account here is probably because I am so ashamed of myself and that because I am surrounded by either straight extremist or
Moving in and Putting a Ring on It
My boyfriend and I have been together for about 11 months (early 30s). We have great communication and we have both admitted we see this going for the long run. He’s
How should I proceed?
I have financially supported my wife for the first 10 years of our marriage. I paid for everything (including her student loan from college) while she stayed at home
Mutual Attraction - Does it Exist?
I've toyed with online dating and real-life dating for years now.
I find that mutual attraction is so exceedingly rare, that it makes me wonder if, in most
Why Do Relationships Fail and How to Improve Them
One of the biggest causes of stress and unhappiness in life are failed relationships. Making a relationship work is one of the most important life skills a person can learn. If individuals cannot maintain lasting relationships, they, without any doubt
Young Couples Prefer Cohabitation to Marriage
It has been already known for some time that fewer and fewer individuals are willing to get married, and a new research just confirmed how much the marriage rate has dropped down in the last century.
Long Distance Relationships Can Actually End Up In Marriage
It has been universally acknowledged that having a long distance relationship is not such a good idea, especially if there is no known end-date to the separation. Endless phone calls, expensive plane tickets, low satisfaction
How To Survive A Partner's Betrayal
Some people say that when we deeply love or care about someone we automatically open the door to betrayal. I am not sure whether such statement holds true or not, but one thing I know for sure - relationships are never easy and, no matter what we might pi
Being Single During Holiday Season: What Can You Do About It?
Being single around the holiday season can get many people extremely sad and depressed. Everywhere you go, you see other couples doing shopping together or making out in front of shop windows, and when you come home all alone, you understand that you have
Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D.
Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., has twenty years of experience as a licensed marriage and family counselor. She is the author of seven books, including: The Real Thirteenth Step: Discovering Confidence, Self-Reliance and Autonomy Beyond the Twelve Step Programs, Gay Relationships: How to Find Them, How To Improve Them, How to Make Them Last and Lovestyles: How to Celebrate Your Differences. She co-authored (with Riley K. Smith) How to Be a Couple and Still be Free and True Partners A Workbook for Developing Lasting Intimacy. Dr. Tessina has appeared ...
How should I proceed?
I have financially supported my wife for the first 10 years of our marriage. I paid for everything (including her student loan from college) while she stayed at home with the kids. We had one bank account which she had full use of. We had a credit card wh