Jewish Journal

TV Addict

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

August 30, 2010 | 9:52 pm

Turn your TV into a fishtank with help from Aquahobby.com, but keep your Hulu account.


I think I watch too much TV. This past month, I started watching an Australian rodeo soap opera from the eighties with alarming regularity (3-4 hours a day, give or take). It has... read on

  • Ah! Mom, Don’t Get Plastic Surgery!

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    August 26, 2010 | 9:47 pm

    Dearest Yenta,

    I was at my parent’s house looking for a book and came upon a surgical plan for facial plastic surgery for my mother. I’m not sure if she ever went through with it — they did a damn good job because I can’t tell. But I feel sad for her (I think she is... read on

  • Finding Lube in the Kitchen

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    August 23, 2010 | 9:44 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    Even when I’m so turned on I’m begging for it, I’m still practically parched between my legs so sex can be uncomfortable. The thought of putting some synthetic product like KY jelly in my body makes me cringe. I try to stick to organics but really want sex to be... read on

  • Med School Vs. Art School

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    August 19, 2010 | 9:40 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I’ve had seven internships over the course of eight years because I’m afraid of job commitment, and haven’t found anything that excites me. I finally chose a career path to become a physician because I wanted to make a difference.

    Although I got accepted and will... read on

  • She Says She’s Too Fat For Love

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    August 16, 2010 | 9:38 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    Every time I want to have sex with my boyfriend, the second he touches me, I feel terrified that he’ll touch my stomach. I am so scared that he’ll think that I’m too fat to love and he’ll change his mind and just leave me there, naked and alone.

    He says that he... read on

  • Converting to Marry Her

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    August 12, 2010 | 9:36 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I am a 26 year-old WASP lesbian in love and committed to my loving partner who is Sicilian and Jewish. We have been together for a year and a half and we are raising her 2 children together. Suddenly, just before setting foot into synagogue, I had this feeling that... read on

  • Non-Kosher Coworker

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    August 9, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    My Dear Yenta,

    I went to this seminar called Landmark Forum with this girl from work. I didn’t really know her, but I figured I would give it a try since I had no idea what it was. The seminar turned out to be a bad experience in a very unsafe environment. This girl tried to get... read on

  • My Mom Married a Dope

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    August 5, 2010 | 9:31 pm

    Help Yenta,

    My amazing mother is in an awful marriage. Her husband is lazy, racist, sexist, kinda mean and none of us can stand him. Oh and he is a loud talker! She obviously loved him at some point and he is the only person she has been with besides our dad, but oh man he sucks the... 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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