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Family life cycle

Evolves in stages
Periods of change and stability
Roles and relationships are constantly redefined

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Family Life Cycle Stage 1

Leaving home single young adults
(Accepting emotional and financial responsibility for self)

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Family life cycle stage 2

Marriage & young couples
(Commitment to new system)

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Family life cycle stage 3

Families with young children - making room and Accepting new members

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Family life cycle stage 4

Families with adolescents

Increasing flexibility - permit children's independence and grandparents frailties

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Family life cycle stage 5

Launching children and moving on

Accepting a multitude of exits and entries

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Family life cycle stage 6

Families in later life
Accepting shifting generational roles

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Rigid familyinteractive pattern

Less likely members will negotiate differences
Struggle against need for change
Symptoms more likely to develop

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Family transitions

Appearance of symptoms say family might not be able to move on to next stage

Anxiety and distress can be highest at transitions

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Vertical stressors

Transgenerational
Patterns passed through generations
Could be biological

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Horizontal stressors

Developmental
Events experienced as family moves forward in time (expected or not)

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Coping with adolescence

Interactive processes restructure
Parents lose some authority but not all

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Period of contraction

Launching children and moving on
Parent creates adult to adult relationship with child

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Binuclear family

After divorce parents are caring cordial committed to child - equal parenting