A Case Study in AdulthoodIntroduction Lifespan development principles often reflect the way one handles stress. Coping methods used during a lifespan necessitates a multifaceted discipline to recognize the change.These stress coping mechanics are often affected by ones perception, and can authenticate differences in change’s trajectories. Haase et al. (2013), depending on the definition of stress, the reaction to stress changes during the lifespan. Traumatic stress often reflects ones social ,and economical standing, stress from events in life often mirror the stage one in currently experiencing. The focus of this paper is to discuss questions brought about by the case study of Lupe. In answering these questions this paper will discuss the developmental and contextual stresses in Lupe’s life. Developmental stresses (age related) and Contextual stresses (nonnormative) .At the present time there are many developmental and contextual stresses related to Lupe’s age. As stated by Li (2013), developmental stress has distinct behavioral symptoms and involves an awareness that is anchored in the present time. In this particular case, Lupe’s developmental stress derived from the fact that her husband abruptly left the family, leaving her to care for the kids alone. This also had an effect on Lupe’s socially, leaving her with no one to share life’s trails. Social engagement aides individuals cope when going through stressful times. Although she has remained single for 16 years, she feels ready to try and find someone to share in her life. In this particular case study, social engagement with Lupe’s friends will help to support her in this time to help relieve the stress of this time.However while wanting to become more social, Lupe is still a single mother who cares for her aging mother. These are both sources of stress, these two time consuming activities leave Lupe feeling distressed. Lupe feels with her responsibilities, it may leave her with a limited amount of time to pursue personal goals.