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Breaking Up Sucks

By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

April 22, 2010 | 7:11 am

Part of being 23: dealing with constant flux and change.

Dear Yenta,

I’m a 23 yr old man who recently got his heart broken after being in a committed relationship with a woman. We broke up after three months of being apart (when I went to... read on

  • Sibling Sex…and More

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 19, 2010 | 7:08 am

    The following questions were placed anonymously in an Ask Your 27-Year-Old Yenta question box.

    Is it ever right to sexually gratify one’s own sister?

    Wow. Well, probably. Let’s say you are a guy and you two were the last people on earth and you HAD to procreate to save the... read on

  • Brain-Injured Coworker

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 15, 2010 | 7:06 am

    Dear Yenta,

    There is a woman I work with that has a brain injury that affects her emotions. And even though she tries to be friendly and nice, she can be very immature and irritating. How can I, under no uncertain terms, tell her I am not interested in being her friend but still not... read on

  • Love Lusting

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 12, 2010 | 7:02 am

    Dear Yenta,

    My heart is full. I am completely in love with someone, but for some
    reason, I can’t let myself love him. I look for something, anything
    that I can find wrong with him. So far the list includes: hairy back,
    small penis, and his weight. These are all very vain issues,... read on

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  • Questions From the Bar Crowd

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 8, 2010 | 6:59 am

    Follow AskYourYenta on Twitter

    I once ventured out to The Cowgirl BBQ in Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. What started innocently as dinner with old friends ended in the sordid collecting of random people’s concerns. Yenta came out of hiding.

    Here are flash answers to three men’s burning questions:

    Man #1)... read on

  • Jacked Up On Jealousy

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 5, 2010 | 6:56 am

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    Dear Yenta,

    My husband and I have been together almost 5 years. When we first met, my husband was embarrassed to admit he’d married his college sweetheart – a marriage that lasted about a year – so he described her as a girlfriend until his big, dark secret was exposed.
    I... read on

  • Pacifying the Passive-Aggressive

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    April 2, 2010 | 6:51 am

    Cher Yenta,

    My roommate bugs the ever-loving SHIT out of me and I can’t quite
    explain it. The way she shuffles around the house in her slippers,
    the way she leaves notes everywhere, the way she shames the world for
    not being as “green” as she claims to be…I’m starting to... read on

  • When Your Lover Lacks

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 21, 2010 | 7:44 pm

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    Dearest Yenta,

    My girlfriend has an extremely taxing job, regularly working 14 hours
    a day. She’s really bad at giving me accurate time estimates — she
    tells me 8, I think no earlier than 10 — and we live together, so
    this has a real effect on my life and our plans. She also... 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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