Jewish Journal

Sex in New Mexico

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

July 29, 2010 | 9:19 pm

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I met two women on a Saturday morning. Over coffee and bagels and lox at a hippie synagogue where they referenced Freud as often as God, they offered to take me to Albuquerque to a benefit... read on

  • Loud Party In Her Pants

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    July 26, 2010 | 9:16 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    Several months ago I had a new roommate move in. For the most part things are great, we’ve had a few minor arguments but mostly it’s been smooth sailing. However there is one issue. About once a week her boyfriend comes around and they follow a routine that I have... read on

  • Small-Town Love?

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    July 22, 2010 | 9:13 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I am approaching a giant crossroads in my life: graduating from a
    masters program and looking for somewhere to live. Right now I live
    in a mid-sized town, but I would like to go smaller. I like the
    intimacies of small towns; the way a fourth of July parade can provide
    a... read on

  • Top 10 Ways to Meet Singles

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    July 19, 2010 | 9:10 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    Cliched as it may be, I’m reaching the age where my friends are
    starting to couple off and have kids. I’m happy for them, really,
    but it gets old to constantly be the one single person at dinner
    parties. My remaining single friends have mostly moved away, and I
    live... read on

  • Oye, Oye, Oye, He’s Huge!

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    July 15, 2010 | 9:03 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I’m a smaller lady, about 5’3″, and, honestly, I think there might be a point at which a penis can be too big. Sex with my husband can be really painful sometimes, especially when we haven’t had sex for awhile (traveling, short-term job in a distant city, etc.) I... read on

  • Do I Tell Him I Cheated?

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    July 12, 2010 | 9:07 pm

    Dear 27-Year-Old Yenta:

    My ex-boyfriend Randy and I did a really good job of “being friends” a year after our breakup. He earned an internship at an engineering company located 3 miles from my house and a long 2 hour drive from his. I agreed to let him stay in the alcove of my... read on

  • Minding the Language Gap

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    July 8, 2010 | 9:00 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I know how hard it is to learn a language and have struggled with it abroad and now have two Arabic-speaking roommates. I never take time to talk to them because I’m busy and I get frustrated with them easily. I don’t know how to balance how I feel responsibility for... read on

  • Friendship Hiatus

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    July 5, 2010 | 8:54 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    So I moved here and started to live with a friend, who I have been close with for 5 years but we have grown apart. Having both just gotten evicted, I decided I didn’t want to live with her again. It has created a rift in our friendship now. Question: I would like to... 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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