"Jessica's Journal" is the diary of Jessica Shaeffer (not her real name,
sorry), a 29-year-old newspaper writer living in the sunny Southwest.
When a suitcase pratfall puts Jessica in the midst of a college reunion, she takes a gander at boyfriends gone by.
Jessica and Joel are coming down to the wire. What final surprises are in store?
An auto accident puts Jessica's dating agenda unexpectedly ahead of schedule.
Just because something's socially acceptable, doesn't mean it's not creepy. On another topic, look who's thinking long-term...
Emergency circumstances push the relationship into high gear.
With square dances and "Happy Days" as measuring sticks, Jessica tries to figure out whether Mr. Wonderful is really as wonderful as he seems.
After months of guessing, Jessica finally hears Joel's gruesome divorce details.
Rick calls to talk, but Jessica has other things on her mind.
Jessica needs some coaching, and instead gets an earful and an eyeful ahead of schedule.
Jessica's Seder was different this year: She brought Joel home to meet the folks.
Jessica tries to figure out what's insignificant, and what's a deal-breaker.
Jessica hears about intimacy from a guy's perspective.
As Jessica moves forward, she doesn't want to leave her friends behind.
Deep into Romantic musings, Jessica's disenchantment may be a sign of maturity.
Jessica is dying to find out the story behind Joel and his 5-year-old daughter.
While anticipating his call, Jessica debates whether she wants to date someone with kids.
Jessica's new job is great, but the marvelous mystery man is nowhere to be found.
Jessica's life takes a quick turn for the better. Is she ready?
Jessica's been dreading Beth and Aaron's engagement party, but finds herself enjoying it, with a creative twist.
Searching for life direction, Jessica heads back home. And maybe, just maybe, she's there to stay.
The pressure's on Jess to stick to her principles. Will she cave in, or will she speak truth to the corporate power and boyfriend?
Jessica's moral dilemma is making her work life intolerable. Marc says to mellow out.
Jessica's world is beginning to cave in. Will Marc be there to save her?
Coach Rina is trying to help Jess pin down the missing element.
Jessica goes out with someone no one set her up with -- and gets a bit cyber-smitten.
Jessica's first love pops up and illuminates a path not taken. Should she try to go down it now?
Jessica is ready for the world of cyber-dating. Sort of.
Jessica may be ready to date again, but right now she's perplexed about society venerating and denigrating the exact same thing.
Still smarting from the breakup, Jessica might just drown her sorrows -- and not in a beverage.
When Jessica meets up with her old college buddy, she discovers they've been engaging in parallel transgressions.
Jessica's post-breakup funk somehow lands her on the World Wide Web.
Jessica thought she was fine with the breakup and then -- kaboom! -- the mourning period hit.
Jessica and Rick come down to the wire. Which will ring: wedding bells or a buzzer signaling the end of the round?
Jessica thought that conversion would solve everything. But Rabbi Ringman throws a wrench into the mix.
Jessica's pulling away but, strong as lycra, Rick comes back with a shocker.
When a family function turns into a revival event, Jessica sees that today may look entirely different in 20 years.
Jessica is a guest of in-laws in potential. Though she suspects she'll always feel like a guest.
Negotiating the unfamiliar waters of an interfaith relationship, Jessica sees light at the end of the tunnel. But is it the front of an oncoming train?
Professor Higgins had a point: If women were more like men, they'd spend a lot less time analyzing relationships.
Scrooge Shaeffer lashes out at white lights, holly and being wished Merry Holiday-You-Don't-Celebrate. But why's she getting so defensive?
Jessica struggles with not wanting to date other faiths. Is she being
Trying to avoid falling for Rick, and in search of relationships clarity, Jessica runs to a Jewish singles function.
Wanting to marry a Jew is all well and good. But Jessica realizes you have to date one, too.
The knight-in-shining-white-overalls overcomes Jessica's overactive mouth.
Jessica can't decide. Should the princess go after the knight in shining white overalls or wait for him to show up on horseback?
Aren't the high holidays supposed to bring spiritual awareness and joy? Jessica finds a lump of loneliness, too.
Jessica's parents met at summer camp. Where on earth are people supposed to meet these days?
Babysitter-to-be Jessica gets behavioral backwash when she bumps into someone she'd rather not.
Relationships take work -- and Jessica finds out that some of that work is (ack!) on herself.
A wade back into the dating pool leaves Jessica with decidedly cold feet.
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