Anxiety dating after divorce
However, Grob and Danforth have another participant to evaluate before their final analysis, and they urge caution in overstating the significance of their preliminary findings.
One person in the MDMA group told Danforth over three years after the treatment, “I’m now more me.” That insight in turn helped ease fears of social rejection: “I’m less thin-skinned and allow myself to be more accepting of it,” the patient said.
Moreover, half of all children born to married parents this year will experience the divorce of their parents before they reach their 18th birthday.
This fact alone should give policymakers and those whose careers focus on children reason to pause.
There is no way to predict how each individual child will be affected or to what extent, but it is possible to demonstrate and predict the numerous and serious effects that divorce is having on society.
Thus, the issue for researchers is no longer to determine what divorce’s ill effects are, but rather to understand the depth and persistence of these effects on children, their children, and even their grandchildren.
Early research with MDMA — before federal officials banned it in 1985, citing its abuse as a recreational drug — showed that people who took the drug were less fearful and anxious and more comfortable talking about their problems, something that’s particularly useful in therapeutic settings.