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She Dumped Me and Now I Hate The World

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

November 29, 2010 | 1:07 pm

All that misery was probably born elsewhere. Photograph courtesy of Victor Jeffreys II, phiary.com/diary/victor.

Dear Yenta,

I was recently dumped by a girl I was seeing for a month. I know it’s lame, and I may be reacting too much for such a short-lived experience, but I really liked this girl,... read on

  • How Do I Support Them Through Chemotherapy?

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    November 25, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I just found out that my close friend’s mother has cancer. They have been good family friends since high school. She is undergoing intensive chemotherapy as I write this and I am really sad about it. Can I do anything to help? I don’t know what my place is, do I... read on

  • Wandering Eye

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    November 22, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I’ve been dating my best friend Taylor off and on for about two years now. It’s been really great and I love him so much. He’s helped me through my dad’s death in the past year and we are very close. Lately though I’ve started having feelings towards other... read on

  • Had Enough Of Her 54-Year-Old Lover

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    November 18, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I am caught in a love triangle.

    Boy number 1 is actually not a boy. He is a 54 year old man and I am a 29 year old divorce’. I have been seeing this guy for about 2 years and we’ve been through a lot together–health, crises, business closing… We have always been... read on

  • He Hates My Friends

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    November 15, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I’ve been dating a boy for six months and we’re very close. The problem is, he’s clingy. He doesn’t like my friends at all, so when I want to hang out with them and I invite him to come along, he won’t do it. What he will do is pout for the rest of the night,... read on

  • Should I Give Up And Move Home?

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    November 11, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    Several months ago I made a big, gutsy cross-country move, leaving a college that simply felt wrong. I don’t regret this decision; if nothing else it’s made me feel brave, accomplished, and that almost anything is possible. However, now I find myself unemployed, a... read on

  • 16-Year-Old Wants 28-Year-Old Woman

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    November 7, 2010 | 12:41 pm

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    Hi Yenta,

    I’m 16 and i finish school in 6 weeks. In my last year i have had a great teacher who is Jamaican and immensely interesting, she is the most beautiful woman i have ever met in my whole life. She is 28 and has a 9-year-old kid. We share a lot in common, like we were... 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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