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Case 3 Charles is the third of seven children. He attended school in the suburbs of a large city, where he made average grades. He dated a bit in high school and had several close friends. During vacations, he worked in his father’s garage, learning all he could about
automobiles. After high school, Charles took a job as a mechanic in the garage. However, Charles was beginning to feel different from his co-workers. He began to realize that he was attracted to one of his customers, a man with whom he had gone toschool. When Charles realized this, he became very confused and felt angry with himself for having such feelings. Although he tried to convince himself that the feelings would go away over time, they did not, and Charles finally admitted to himself that he was a homosexual. Currently, he is in a monogamous relationship with another man butis afraid to admit his sexual orientation to friends or family, for fear of their reaction. He often finds himself preoccupied with trying to find ways to hide his orientation from them.Case 4 Diane is the only child of two professional parents. She did well in high school and had several close friends. However, her grades suffered when she got to college, and she spent one semester on probation before she graduated. While in college, she met Don. The two married soon after graduation and had two children of their own. Diane and Don decided that she would stay home until the children were in school, since his job with a prestigious accounting firm would allow him to support the family. Three months ago, however, Don came home from work and announced that he had met another woman and was having an affair and that he had decided to leave Diane. The divorce proceeded quickly, and, while Diane retained custody of the children, she had to move to a smaller apartment. She began looking for work but found that it was difficult to find a job, and eventually took a job she disliked. Diane often finds herself thinking about how quickly her life has changed in the last few months. She becomes very sad and will sometimes lie in bed crying after the children are asleep. She finds her- self eating a lot more than she used to, and sometimes, she has difficulty getting to sleep at night.Case 5 Eric was born in a rural town in the Midwest. He made average grades in school and decided after graduation to purchase a farm in the area and raise corn. He very much enjoyed this lifestyle and did quite well. One day, while working in the field, an accident with a combine caused Eric to be rushed to the hospital. While doctors were able to save his life, they were not able to save his legs. Eric is nowconfined to a wheelchair. It has been a year since the accident and he is in a