Jewish Journal

Dinner Party Faux Pas

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

May 31, 2010 | 7:45 am

You can't own a guest. They have to invite you back on volition rather than obligation.

Dear Yenta,

I’ve invited people to dinners several times and they have not invited me over. What gives? Have people lost their manners?

-Dining Solo

Dear... More.

  • Loving the Unobtainable

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 27, 2010 | 8:07 am

    Dear Yenta,

    I have constantly fallen into a pattern of choosing guys who are emotionally unavailable, yet continue to stay with/obsess about them. Why is... More.

  • Yeastie Beastie 101

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 24, 2010 | 8:05 am

    Dear Yenta,

    I’ve got a yeast infection and it will not go away. I’ve tried pills. I’ve tried witchhazel wipes. I’ve tried cranberry juice. I’ve... More.

  • Painful Pap

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 20, 2010 | 7:54 am

    Dear Yenta,

    At my pap smear last week it was a horrible, failed attempt. Not uncomfortable, not awkward, but excruciatingly painful. The doctor kept... More.

  • Sayonara, Don Juan!

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 17, 2010 | 7:47 am

    Dear Yenta,

    I started dating/sleeping with a guy I recently met in my social group. After a short time I realized he’s an egomaniac, and the sex... More.

  • Bedside STD Whispers

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 13, 2010 | 7:32 am

    Dear Yenta,

    I enjoyed your recent guidance regarding avoiding STD’s, but I’m
    struggling with the practical implementation of some of your advice.... More.

  • What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 10, 2010 | 7:28 am

    Dear Yenta,

    Will I be happy with the career I choose, and for that matter, which
    will I choose?


    Dear Couched,

    While I am not a psychic, I do... More.

  • New Year’s STD No-No

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 6, 2010 | 7:25 am

    Dear Yenta,

    On New Year’s Eve I got a little stupid. I hate the holidays because I lost my sister to an accident a few year’s back and things get... More.

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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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