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Lesbian Life Ain’t Always Easy

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

March 10, 2011 | 1:19 pm

Oye, Lindsay! No cup of lesbian tea.

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... 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

  • Letting Go of Ugly Voices

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 3, 2011 | 11:53 am

    Hi Yenta,

    I recently separated from my husband of four years, who emotionally abused and financially used me. While I am trying to get my life back on track, I am living in my parents’ house for emotional and financial support. As I move forward, I don’t want to keep reliving... read on

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  • High School Reunion 101

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    February 11, 2011 | 7:30 am

    Dear Yenta,

    I am also 28 and go to my reunion this weekend from high school.  I feel fat and ugly and unaccomplished, even nervous and excited.  I feel a million things and like I could burst at the seams.  Do you have any ideas on keeping my cool come Saturday night?

    Sincerely,

    ... read on

  • “He Eats Like A Pig!”

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    February 8, 2011 | 7:31 am

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    Dear Yenta,

    I just started dating someone about a month ago.  I really like him, we make a great match in a lot of ways.  But there’s one way in which we really don’t match up: food.  I’m a vegetarian, who loves good healthy food.  Food... read on

  • When To Say “I LOVE YOU”

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    February 4, 2011 | 7:26 am

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    Dear Yenta,

    When is too soon to say “I Love You?”

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Lover Man

    Dear Mr. L,

    First, a disclaimer.  Only you know yourself and your lover.  No Yenta can tell you what’s best.  But here are some ways to derive a system of gauging... read on

  • Is It a Date?

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    February 1, 2011 | 7:00 am

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    Dear Yenta,

    How can I tell if my next meeting is a date?  We got drinks to talk business and then we got dinner again to talk business.  And then, we got dinner again to talk business and I paid.  Then in an e-mail we talked a little... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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