ROBERT J. BENTON

Profile Updated: August 14, 2016
Residing In New York, NY USA
Spouse/Partner Gerard Roman
Occupation Psychoanalyst
Children No children
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After Broughton I went to St John’s College in Annapolis, where I read Great Books of the Western World and got politicized by the anti-War movement. Then I moved to NYC to get a PhD in philosophy at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.

Even with my degree and publications I couldn’t get a full-time teaching job; so I got depressed, went into therapy, and somehow ended up retraining to become a shrink myself. For the last 33 years I’ve been a psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan. I love my work and don’t have plans to retire soon.

In New York I also got married, divorced, and belatedly figured out that I’m gay. I’m now happily married to a great guy.

Whoever designed and set up this website for our class, thank you. But I'm not on Facebook or any other social media sites. So if anybody posts a comment and I don't respond, I'm sorry--I'm not snubbing you. I'm just not used to having conversations in public.

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Aug 14, 2016 at 10:23 AM
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Aug 14, 2016 at 10:20 AM
Aug 12, 2016 at 12:28 PM

Thank you all for your good wishes!

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Aug 14, 2016 at 4:47 PM

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016 at 11:24 PM

I have worried so much about the direction of this country it is heartwarming you and Gerard were able to marry. Have a long and happy life together

Aug 10, 2016 at 12:07 PM

How cool is that! Congratulations and wishes for a long and happy life!

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Aug 11, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016 at 12:19 AM

Gerard and I went to City Hall with some of our friends and got married on July 29, 2016. We're both very happy. Neither of us ever thought we'd live to see a day when we could get married.

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Aug 16, 2015 at 8:03 PM

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015 at 11:45 AM

I've realized that unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it to the reunion. But it's been really good hearing from some of you and about all of you. To those of you who make it to the reunion, have a great time! I'll be there in spirit. And to those of you who don't make it, thank you for sharing what's gone on in your lives and where you are now. Best wishes to all. Robert

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Jun 19, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Posted on: May 27, 2015 at 4:33 PM

I’m not sure if I ever spoke a word to Lacy.  But I remember him being picked on by other guys at school while I stood by watching.  I wish I had had the courage then to stand up for him.

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