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Running Head: ADULTHOOD 1ACADEMIC HONESTY STATEMENT: I hereby verify that I have written and submitted this entire assignment as an original paper or project, free of all plagiarism.Signed,Sheila Smith
ADULTHOOD2Case Study Analysis: AdulthoodSheila D. SmithCapella University
ADULTHOOD3Case Study Analysis: AdulthoodIntroductionThis case study analyzes the life of a single, 45-year-old, Mexican-American woman, Lupe in her adulthood who is faced with many trials and tribulations. Her collective culture playsan important role in her life which impacts the way she thinks and acts. Her mother is currently in late adulthood and expects her daughter to not only visit her regularly, but to ensure that she is well both in emotional health and physical health. As mentioned, Lupe is single and has been for almost two decades; however, she plans to change her relationship status and wants an intimate, significant other to share her life with now that she has realized that she is getting older and she is approaching her final stages of life. One of Lupe’s adult children, Lucia has moved back into Lupe’s small apartment with herinfant daughter, Eva after being involved in an abusive relationship with her baby’s father over the expenses of the baby. Lucia is unable to work due to her suffering from a work-related injury.Lupe must take care of her mother, daughter, and granddaughter on her own. This case study willdiscuss the primary issues and presenting challenges, identify possible theories related to Lupe’s situation, the impact cultural differences have on development, and evidence-based theories that support possible intervention plans for Lupe. Primary IssuesLupe is faced with several conflicts. Lupe’s former partner left her to raise two children on her own during early adulthood which is a time when adults are fixated on isolation and intimacy (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Now that her children have lives of their own, she hoped to get back into the dating scene and sustain a relationship, but it is quite difficult now that she must be the sole provider for her elderly mother, injured daughter, and infant granddaughter.
ADULTHOOD4While this ensures the sufficiency of their well-being, this takes a toll on her own emotional stateof being. Lupe has become more involved with her church, but it is hard to sustain any relationships she establishes due to the conflicts in her life. Lupe is concerned with her last

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