Unformatted text preview: families may have to adjust to their absence from and then return to the home - Adult children living at home may provoke resentment and conflict over rules, schedules, etc. – During their late 40s and early 50s, a married couple often reaches their financial peak - this lessens economic strains and conflicts. .. However, they face emotional adjustments in opening up the family to new members (in-laws) and in caring for their parents. .. Sociologists refer to the latter problem as the filial crisis- it is usually experienced most keenly by women ... 4) Aging Marriages - Marital satisfaction again rises - Key issues include adjusting to retirement, role change and role loss; negotiating involvements with children and grandchildren; and struggle with fears of illness, death and sexual failure. .. As they age, the couple also faces the problem of isolation> results from the loss of family and friends and leads to a closing in of boundaries and involvements. .....
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