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Unformatted text preview: OF FAMILY AND GROUP DEVELOPMENT
OTHER GROUPS SPHERE OF SIGNIFI
CANT SOCIAL RELA
TASK: to be by virtue
of having been; to
deal with the prospect
of not being STAGE VII:
In the (once again dyadic) context of
the "empty nest," relations between
the parents/spouses are further tested.
This phase may be marked by
increased or renewed closeness
between the parents or it may precipi
tate what has been called "the twentyyear fracture." The nature and serious
ness of family problems at this stage
depends in part on the manner in
which earlier stages turned out (how
well or poorly crises were negotiated).
It may also be determined by the
emergence of conflict with new sets of
"in-laws" acquired through children’s
marriages, by parental illnesses, retire
ments and grandparenthoods, etc. MAIN DEVELOPMENTAL
CRISIS: integrity vs
acceptance ... Last scene of all,
That ends this strange
Is second childishness,
and mere oblivion.
Sans teeth, sans eyes,
sans everything. UNFAVORABLE
OUTCOME: loss of
interest; denial; rejec
tion; withdrawal from
world (grumpy old
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