I used to have trouble using stops... I felt down after the stop out as the "game" was over along with any chance of getting my money back from THAT market. I have found doing a lot of homework and having a steady stream of new trades waiting makes me actually look forward to removing weeds.. a.k.a. bad trades.. You will be more likely to end a relationship before it becomes emotionally costly when you have other options.... The ability to say "don't let the door hit you on the way out" is a VERY good feeling. Hope this helps someone..