Jewish Journal

Haunted By Ex - In Bed

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

March 31, 2011 | 2:01 pm

Roseanne loved Dan, but also loved thinking about Fabio in her bed...

Dear Yenta,

When I have sex, I think about my ex-husband. My new lover is amazing, wonderfully caring, and very talented in bed (which my ex-husband lacked), but every time we are... read on

  • Writer’s Block Psychosis

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 29, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I have lost the ability to write. An initial, hiccupy writer’s block that originated with a piece of assessment I disliked has grown into an all-encompassing loss of words. I get my housemate to dictate birthday cards to relatives because I cannot be sure I’ll say the... read on

  • Caring for Cancer Caregivers

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 20, 2011 | 3:00 am

    Dear Yenta,

    This past year 3 friends I love lost their moms to cancer. In the middle of all the chaos I didn’t want to intrude or get in the way. I offered my full support but it never felt like enough to me. They were at chemo appointments & hospitals and I wish I could have been... read on

  • 7 Jews for Japan Relief

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 16, 2011 | 12:47 am

    By Popular Demand…

    As if giving weren’t enough in and of itself, here are seven more who are giving vocally on behalf of the Jewish people.
    FYI: When you do good, you do good, on behalf of the Jews or anonymously.  As long as your aid is helping those needing relief, I am not... read on

  • 10 Ways To Help Japan

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 14, 2011 | 3:40 am

    Here is a list of 10 organizations and causes working to bring relief to Japan.  Give to one, give to all.
    Do what you can, hug a friend, donate a billion - whatever it is, I believe it will help.

    1) Searching For Loved Ones

    For any who have loved ones abroad, Google has stepped up... read on

  • Lesbian Life Ain’t Always Easy

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 10, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I’ve been in a relationship with someone who has been reckless with my heart.  I am in my first lesbian relationship. We began dating shortly after she was broken up with by her ex-gf.

    After a few weeks of dating me, she dumped me for her ex then a week later asked me... read on

  • Pursued By a Cheater

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 9, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    Dear Yenta,

    I am a college student living in the dorms. Last week, I met one of my friend’s roommates at a campus celebration. A bunch of us were hanging out and this guy (I’ll call him B.) was talking to me a bit, etc. After the party, he added me on Facebook and started talking to... read on

  • Honoring the Yentas That Came Before US

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 8, 2011 | 3:17 am

    For International Women’s Day, here are a series of strong, vocal, in-your-face and influential Jewish women who may have, without your even realizing it, changed your world.

    The Wisdom of Women

    Dr. Ruth

    “An orgasm is just a reflex like a sneeze.”
    “Don’t criticize in the sack.... 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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