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1 By Mrs. McCann Interior Design The Family Life CycleBy Mrs. McCannInterior Design
2 The emotional and intellectual stages you pass through from childhood to your retirement years as a member of a family are called the Family Life Cycle. In each stage you face challenges in your family life that cause you to develop or gain new skills. Developing these skills helps you work through the changes that nearly every family goes through.
3 Problems that can prevent smooth sailing in life: severe illnessfinancial problemsdeath of a loved one
4 Single/Independent Stage As you enter young adulthood (beginning at age 19) you begin to separate emotionally from your family.
5 What happens in this stage? You strive to become fully able to support yourself:emotionallyphysicallysociallyfinancially
6 You begin to define your individual identity. You develop intimatePeer relationships
8 Beginning or Couple Stage The newly married couple starts a life together by combining both family systems (yours and your spouse’s).They may rent or own an apartment or home that accommodates 2 people.
9 Childbearing and Parenting Stage You both decide will you have children or not, how many children will you have?You must adjust the marital system to make space for:your childrenjuggling child rearingfinancial taskshousehold tasksYou must now include parents and grandparents
10 Space grows tighter with each child. New considerations: visiting relativesfinancial constraints
11 Launching/ Empty NestThe stage of launching adult children begins when your first child leaves home and ends with the “empty nest.”Free from the everyday demands of parenting, you may:rekindle your own marriagereassess your career goalsdevelop adult-to-adultrelationships between you andyour grown childrendeal with the disabilities and death of our own parents (Sandwich Generation)husbandkids, g.parentswife
12 Rooms in the house begin to empty Rooms in the house begin to empty. Rooms may become reassigned to new purposes like an art room, office or sewing room.
13 Retirement stage Many changes occur welcome new family memberssee others leave your familychildren marry or divorceyou become a grandparentThis stage can be a great adventure:free from the responsibilities of raising your childrenCan enjoy the fruits of your life’s work
14 Change includes dealing with: the loss of your spouseyour siblingspeerspreparation for your own death
15 Downsizing to a new smaller home is often the goal of retirees Downsizing to a new smaller home is often the goal of retirees. New housing options may include living with your children, in a Senior Apartment, in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home.