Marriag Foster Parent One: A Case Study

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Kenneth and Shelly were childhood sweethearts, but went their separate ways during their teenager years. Kenneth reported that he met Shelly again as a nurse that was caring for his sick wife. Shelly maintained a friendship throughout the years with Kenneth and his family and stayed in contact after his wife’s death. Kenneth reported that if it had not been for Shelly he would have sunk into a deeper depression following his wife’s death. Shelly and Kenneth rekindled their relationship after her divorce was finalized June 2008, they reported that they both knew their relationship outcome would be marriage. Shelly and Kenneth have only one adopted child together, Tasha Holloway who is 5 years old, the couple does not have biological children together.
How do they demonstrate affection and love?
Kenneth and Shelly report that they show love and affection through hugs, kissing, holding hands and communication.
Identify the strengths of the marriage and what they do to strengthen their
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Terry and Shelly met through friends. Shelly states she and Terry had an initially good marriage, but after the birth of their 2nd child, Terry refused to play an active dad and husband role in their family. Terry would not support the family with any income nor his time. Shelly states it was like being a single parent. Shelly struggled raising her 4 children. It was fairly easy going the first 7 years of marriage when, but when the second and third child was born Terry completely neglected the family and due to this Shelly initiated the divorce. Shelly feels the stress of having 4 children weighed on Terry and he was just not ready for being a husband and a father. Shelly reports that she does not have an contact with him at this time, her their children are adults

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