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Robert Stone

Articles by Robert Stone:

  • Divorce and the Unexpected Reversal
    17 May 2016

    You have just begun putting a new life together, having somehow gotten through the most painful experience of your life. The extreme feelings of hurt and anger and fear are […]

  • Why Are Feelings Important?
    17 May 2016

    In the midst of painful and confused feelings, we can ask ourselves whether we would be better off without feelings. Does my anxiety serve any purpose? Does my depression have […]

  • Feeling “Problems” and What May Help
    17 May 2016

    Problem: Feelings are faster than thought. You are angry (or anxious or sexually aroused) before you know it. In the split second before thinking can register what is happening, an […]

  • Single and Dating. . . Again!
    17 May 2016

    In the immortal words of Neil Sedaka, “breaking up is hard to do.” But it isn’t the hardest thing to do. Finding yourself newly single after an extended romantic relationship […]

  • Adult Dating: From Attraction to Commitment (Part 3)
    17 May 2016

    From Fantasy to Personal Transformation The crisis created when fantasy and reality meet in a new dating relationship cannot be resolved at the level of fantasy. So how do we […]

  • Adult Dating: From Attraction to Commitment (Part 2)
    17 May 2016

    Disappointment Triggers Relationship Problems It does not take long for the fantasy script of an emerging relationship to be confronted with a differing reality. “You are not acting like my […]

  • Adult Dating: From Attraction to Commitment (Part 1)
    17 May 2016

    Hooking Up Attraction can get going rather quickly, often in the first contact, and often in a “split second.” Contact is made and then lost and then reestablished. Eyes meet […]

  • Courtship to Marriage: A Tricky Transaction
    17 May 2016

    In Greek mythology, there are some marvelous stories of marriage. Here, for instance, are two tales about how Zeus and Hera tricked each other into marriage and the inevitable disappointments […]

  • Adolescence: A Time of Growth and Change
    17 May 2016

    Adolescence in American and Western European cultures is a time of enormous emotional as well as physical changes. Although each child is an individual and grows and develops in his […]

  • The Next Relationship: Rebounds and Replays
    17 May 2016

    People often get into a new relationship during the painful ending of their marriage or soon after their divorce. How wonderful it feels to be desired and appreciated, to no […]

  • Talking to Your Children About Divorce
    17 May 2016

    One of the most painful and important events in the divorce process is telling the children about your plans to end the marriage. In this act, the marital problem moves […]

  • Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster of Divorce
    17 May 2016

    Divorce is an emotional roller coaster, that’s for sure. There is no way around it. People can tell you that these emotions come and go, and that, with time, they […]

  • Kids and Divorce: Ten Tough Issues
    17 May 2016

    Children have an especially difficult time with divorce. Many times, parents neglect to consider the ramifications of the effects of the divorce on their children. Understanding how children will view […]

  • Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance
    17 May 2016

    If you are considering divorce, this means, of course, that your marriage isn’t working. And that raises all sorts of questions about you and your marriage that are emotionally difficult […]

  • Getting Support While Going Through Divorce
    17 May 2016

    The feeling of being alone and isolated can be devastating. Support from friends and family is crucial. If you are in need of support, here are some suggestions: Acknowledge your […]

  • Extremities: The Pain and Promise of Divorce
    17 May 2016

    As the divorce process unfolds, especially within the first several months, you will probably go through a series of emotional extremes. The divorce, as it tears apart the fabric of […]

  • Dating a Divorcee With Kids
    17 May 2016

    Dating someone who has a child from a previous marriage introduces many complicated issues. Get your relationship off to a good start by considering these common scenarios. My date has […]