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ably be expected to parallel generally
those in other human systems at both
the individual and the social levels.
Let’s agree to take the prototypical "fa
mily life cycle" as a process involving
three successive generations, and to
identify its beginning with the coming
together of two young persons. Having
reached, say, the GENITAL STAGE of psy
chosexual development (as depicted in
the columns to the left) they meet at a
point in their lives at which (neuro-bio
psycho-socio-culturally speaking) both
are ready, willing and able to differen
tiate enough from both their families
of origin and their current peers in or
der to form a family unit of their own.
The point at which „boy meets girl”
begins a process of courtship and indi
cates the start of a new family system
building process – which may take a
variety of trajectories. The following
entries trace a typical trajectory from
the moment of courtship until the
death of both spouses. INFANCY: STAGE I: SPHERE OF SIGNIFI
CANT SOCIAL RELA
infant and primary
caretaker (usually bio
logical mother) The coming together ("engagement?")
is an encounter (negotiation process)
in which the two individuals must
somehow reconcile many and varied
traces of their respective...
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