Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Commuter Marriage - By Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D Review/Giveaway

With people these days having jobs where they have to travel, or for people in the military over sea's this is an excellent resource for them ! This is a "guidebook" to help you deal with the trials and tribulations of a Commuter Marriage.

This book follows a specific program that will help couples to take on the various issues they face when one is away at work. It guides you through scenario's of real life everyday situations, Such as :

  • Managing 2 homes, both financially and physically
  • Raising children when one parent is distant
  • Holiday and visiting schedules
  • Overcoming jealousy and suspicion
  • Maintaining a healthy sex life
  • Reintegrating when the two homes become one again
The book has exercises , quizzes, and studies from Dr. Tessina's practice.

To me, it is definitely a wonderful guide if you are in this situation to help keep your marriage strong, and intact. Dr. Tessina teaches how you much keep communicating even when apart because if you don't this is when your marriage has a potential of falling apart.

I am thankful that I am not in a relationship where my husband has to leave for long trips. Although this book even taught me some things about how to stay connected, even when he is just away to work and we don't get to spend a lot of time together.

This book is written by the Author Tina B. Tessina, PH.D. Mrs. Tessina is an online columnist for Yahoo! and other communities. She has been in Redboook, Men's Health, and, to name a few. She is the Author of 12 books, and is published in 16 languages.She has a practice which includes individual or couple counseling. She herself has been married for 25 years.

Mrs. Tessina is allowing one of my very lucky readers to own a copy of this book for themselves through a giveaway on my blog. (Thank you Mrs. Tessina, it is very kind of you).

Here are the details on what you need to enter to win.


#1 - Go to WWW.TinaTessina.Com and answer : Where (what state) is Tina B. Tessina, PH.D a licensed therapist in ?

Bonus entries : (only after #1 is answered)

#2 - Tell me what is the name of Tina B. Tessina's Newsletter ? (1 bonus entry)
#3 - Follow me on Twitter, I am @plussizemommy (1 bonus entry)
#4 - Tweet this giveaway on Twitter, and post your "tweet" in my comment section (2 bonus entries)
#5 - Follow my blog (3 bonus entries)
#6 - Sign up to receive Tina B. Tessina's newsletter or blog (3 Bonus entries)

please comment separately on each entry. This contest starts now and ends on Saturday January 31st at 3pm Eastern time. Winner will be chosen by Winner will be contacted and posted on this blog by Feb. 1st and has 24 hours to reply with info. so we can send the book to you. Thank you for reading/following my blog and GOOD LUCK !!!


Tina Tessina, PhD, "Dr. Romance" said...

Dear Beth:

thanks so much for the lovely review of The Commuter Marriage. I'm so impressed with how you do your blog, and the contests, and I'm looking forward to connecting with your other readers.

Karen_Perea said...

Dr. Tessina is a licensed therapist in California.

Karen_Perea said...


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elaine said...

The Dr's newsletter is Tina's Happiness Tips.

Elaine R

Annie said...

Tina B. Tessina, PH.D. is licensed in California!


Annie said...

The Newsletter is called: Tina’s Happiness Tips Newsletter!


Annie said...

I have subscribed via Google Reader to Tina B. Tessina's blog!



Annie said...

I've subscribed via Google Reader to Tina B. Tessina's blog!



Annie said...

I've subscribed to Tina B. Tessina's blog via Google Reader!

Thanks so much!


David Johnson said...

Tina B. Tessina, PH.D is licensed in California, thanks titanicluck at gmail dot com

Gabriel said...


Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.


Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

This is fantastic. I sure could use this as hubby is a SGT in the Army & is currently stationed overseas. He will have been deployed for 9 months by the time I see him for a short 2 week vacation. Then he goes BACK overseas. I hate this life :( It's very hard to open up & communicate when he is so busy.

P.S. She is licensed in California.

lilyk said...

Tina B. Tessina's Newsletter is called Tina’s Happiness Tips Newsletter.

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