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Life Stages. We have different needs and experiences in each decade of life. Late Adolescence Ages 16 - 20. Leaving home Searching for one’s identity Finding a job/career Developing a life philosophy Attempts at intimacy with others. The Twenties. Moving out or staying home.

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life stages
Life Stages

We have different needs and experiences in each decade of life.

late adolescence ages 16 20
Late Adolescence Ages 16 - 20
  • Leaving home
  • Searching for one’s identity
  • Finding a job/career
  • Developing a life philosophy
  • Attempts at intimacy with others.
the twenties
The Twenties
  • Moving out or staying home.
  • Getting married
  • Choosing college or working
  • Choosing a career is meaningful or lucrative
  • Loneliness occurs between relationships
the thirties
The Thirties
  • A questioning of commitments to marriage, career and relationships occur.
  • Buying a home
  • Choosing to have children
  • Men and women feel restricted because of the extra responsibilities
  • Parenting children
the forties
The Forties
  • Midlife crisis – a feeling that something is missing in life and the questioning of past decisions around marriage and career occur.
  • Seeking more stimulation and working on becoming healthier, deeper, and freer occur.
  • Time is slipping away.
coping with a midlife crisis
Coping with a Midlife Crisis

Events that trigger a midlife crisis.

Solutions to a Midlife Crisis

  • Realizing your youthful dreams will never come about.
  • A spouse has an affair.
  • Loss of youthful physical qualities
  • Women confronted with menopause
  • Victim of age discrimination in the workplace.
  • The empty nest syndrome
  • Go back to school and start a new career
  • Look inward to get answers on creating a new life.
  • Develop new talents and hobbies.
  • Take more risks in life to help express your true self; be open to expressing yourself through art, writing, music, poetry, etc.
the fifties
The Fifties
  • Adjusting to caring for their parents.
  • The peak of status and power in the workplace.
  • Reflecting on how to use one’s time.
  • May feel boredom, meaninglessness and depression if new challenges aren’t sought.
  • Preparing for retirement.
the sixties and late adulthood
The Sixties and Late Adulthood
  • Increase interest in social and civic activities.
  • Decreased physical abilities.
  • Enjoying grandchildren.
  • Coping with a death of a spouse or parents.
  • Loneliness and uselessness occur unless they can find a way to give back their wise knowledge and experiences to family or the community.