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geons) STAGE VIII:
The aging parents. Developments in
later years – up to and including the
death of one spouse and then the
other – not unsurprisingly tend to be
shaped by earlier ones. In its final phase, the life cycle of a
human social group may be experi
enced in a similar way by at least
some of its members. To be more pre
cise, members tend to separate from
groups in ways that are both disposi
tionally and situationally influenced.
Thus, all other things constant, our
approaches to leavetaking tend to be
fairly consistent for each of us from
one situation to the next. For most
people, endings are usually marked by
a mixture of...
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