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Running head: CASE STUDY-LUPE 1 Case Analysis: Lupe-Middle Adulthood Stressors Jessica Cotto Capella University PSY7210: Lifespan Development Linda Wilmshurst September 14, 2018
CASE STUDY-LUPE 2 Lupe: Middle Adulthood Stressors Introduction Women just as men experience various stages of development throughout their lifetime. As individuals grow older their responsibility as well as life stressors seem to increase. The older individuals get they come not only more responsible for themselves but also for their family member, which at times may include children and parents, and even grandchildren. Lupe is a 45-year-old mother of 2 with one grandchild. Lupe is also responsible for providing care for her mother, who lives near by and is in her 60s. Since her daughter has spit with her daughters’ father, both Lupe’s daughter Lucia and her granddaughter Eva, have moved in with Lupe causing her to have more responsibility. Life has not been easy for Lupe. After a failed relationship with the father of her children, she has spent the last 16 years alone, because she has spent this time caring for her children and mother. Most recently he has begun to have developing feeling of wanting to care for herself a little more, and seek an intimidate romantic relationship, since she understands that she is getting older and does not want to end up alone like her mother. While working at the hospital Lupe suffered an injury while carrying a patient and that now is casing her to have to receive physical therapy as well as counseling from the local mental health clinic. The purpose of this paper is to determine how middle adulthood developmental stresses and contextual stresses affect Lupe’s life and determine Lupe’s support system, as well as these stressors may affect Lupe’s mother, Lucia, Eva and Tomas. Developmental and Contextual Stresses Middle age adults experience several developmental and contextual stressors that may cause chaos in their life. For Lupe stressor began when Lucia’s father left them. Not only did she have to deal with the emotional and mental disappointment of the failed relationship, but the past 16

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