Sherry Amatenstein, New York Observer

Sherry Amatenstein

New York Observer

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Sherry:

Playwright Hilary Bettis on Changing the Conversation Around Undocumented Immigrants

Hilary Bettis discusses her new play, '72 Miles to Go...,' and how she thinks we need to change our perception of life on the border. → Read More

9 Things That Seriously Annoy Bridesmaids (According to Real Bridesmaids!)

They might be all smiles, but your bridesmaids may not be telling you how they REALLY feel. Here are nine things that seriously annoy bridesmaids. → Read More

What Being a Couples Therapist Has Taught Esther Perel About Her Own Marriage

She may not have discovered the secret sauce, but Esther Perel has picked up some personal tips in her 33 years as a couples therapist. → Read More

Jason Alexander on Tackling Gender Dynamics With Comedy

“Most of my closest friends were women who protected me when I was bullied, and were always there when the chips were down,” says Alexander. → Read More

Artist Behind ‘War Paint’ Dishes on Looks She Created for the Makeup Titans

Angelina Avallone left no stone unturned in her research on Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. → Read More

My mom died 12 years ago. Here’s how I cope on Mother’s Day.

I will gather with other women who've lost their mothers. → Read More

Being a Therapist Doesn’t Mean I’m a Bastion of Perfect Mental Health

Why it’s dangerous to think of healers as paragons. → Read More

The Therapist Says: How to Care for the Caregiver

Health tips for caregivers. → Read More

Romantic Movies That Inspired the Wedding Themes of These Real Brides

These real brides got their inspiration straight from the silver screen. → Read More

Real Brides Share: "The Best Fight We Ever Had"

Yes it is possible to stop having those ‘here we go again’ battles! → Read More

The Therapist Says: 3 Ways Depression is a Gift

The health benefits of depression. → Read More

8 Happily Married Women Share the Secrets They Keep From Their Husbands

For these eight happily married women, honesty isn’t always the best policy. Do you agree or disagree? → Read More

Steven Levenson on Writing Dear Evan Hansen and If I Forget

At 32 and with two shows on Broadway, Steven Levenson is having a pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming moment. → Read More

Women Proposing to Men: Why These Real Brides Popped the Question

#GirlPower! Here's why these real brides stopped waiting around and proposed themselves. → Read More

Real Brides Share How Marriage Counseling Helped Strengthen (and Sometimes Save) Their Marriage

Couples therapy isn’t about not loving each other; it’s about learning to live with one another. → Read More

Review: Significant Other

Playwright Joshua Harmon’s follow-up to his smash comedy Bad Jews is a flawed if fiercely funny and relatable look at obsessive yearning and the vicissitudes of the once-impermeable friendship bond after Mr. Right comes along. → Read More

Real Brides Share What Happened When They Refused to Sign a Prenup

Brides, when it comes to whether or not to sign a prenup, always make sure that common sense prevails. → Read More

"What I Learned in My First Year of Marriage"

Real brides share some of the ups and downs of their first year of marriage—and how their relationships are stronger for them. → Read More

Why These 6 Real Brides Decided to Sign a Prenup

To prenup or not to prenup? In all honesty, it's perhaps the most difficult conversation an engaged couple will have — but one of the most important. → Read More

How Real Brides Convinced Their Fiancé to Compromise While Wedding Planning

Wedding planning can be a true test of any relationship. Here are real-world scenarios of how a few smart women got their way! → Read More