Jewish Journal

Long-Distance Love

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

April 29, 2010 | 7:20 am

In the words of the great Bette Midler: From a distance, you look like my friend. Photo courtesy of CupidBlogger.com

Dear Yenta,

I am curious if it is healthy to desire having relationships across the world and yet not have one that is in my home area?


Dear LD,

What is “healthy?”... read on

  • Freeze My Eggs?

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 26, 2010 | 7:15 am

    Dear Yenta,

    I’m 27, I’m single, and I’m really busy with my career. Should I freeze my eggs now? If so, how much does it cost and how do I do it?


    Dear Impatient,

    According to a number of sources online, you are too young to be freaking. I do, however, like your... read on

  • Breaking Up Sucks

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 22, 2010 | 7:11 am

    Dear Yenta,

    I’m a 23 yr old man who recently got his heart broken after being in a committed relationship with a woman. We broke up after three months of being apart (when I went to visit her). Another month and a half had passed, and now she’s back and reaching out to me. To be... read on

  • Sibling Sex…and More

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 19, 2010 | 7:08 am

    The following questions were placed anonymously in an Ask Your 27-Year-Old Yenta question box.

    Is it ever right to sexually gratify one’s own sister?

    Wow. Well, probably. Let’s say you are a guy and you two were the last people on earth and you HAD to procreate to save the... read on

  • Brain-Injured Coworker

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 15, 2010 | 7:06 am

    Dear Yenta,

    There is a woman I work with that has a brain injury that affects her emotions. And even though she tries to be friendly and nice, she can be very immature and irritating. How can I, under no uncertain terms, tell her I am not interested in being her friend but still not... read on

  • Love Lusting

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 12, 2010 | 7:02 am

    Dear Yenta,

    My heart is full. I am completely in love with someone, but for some
    reason, I can’t let myself love him. I look for something, anything
    that I can find wrong with him. So far the list includes: hairy back,
    small penis, and his weight. These are all very vain issues,... read on

  • Questions From the Bar Crowd

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 8, 2010 | 6:59 am

    Follow AskYourYenta on Twitter

    I once ventured out to The Cowgirl BBQ in Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. What started innocently as dinner with old friends ended in the sordid collecting of random people’s concerns. Yenta came out of hiding.

    Here are flash answers to three men’s burning questions:

    Man #1)... read on

  • Jacked Up On Jealousy

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 5, 2010 | 6:56 am

    Follow AskYourYenta on Twitter

    Dear Yenta,

    My husband and I have been together almost 5 years. When we first met, my husband was embarrassed to admit he’d married his college sweetheart – a marriage that lasted about a year – so he described her as a girlfriend until his big, dark secret was exposed.
    I... read on

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With more than 10 years of talk therapy under her belt, Merissa has waded through life’s dilemmas with a constant reflective therapeutic bird on her shoulder. Add a few...

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