Physical Development: A Case Study Of Psychological Changes In Marriage

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Irene is a 65 years old female. She has got whitish-grey, short hair. She is about 5’3” tall and seems to be a serious person, at first glance, but definitely has an outgoing personality. She grew up with eight siblings, five sisters and three brothers. She is married. She got married at 21 years old and had two daughters. She now has five grandchildren. She lives at home with her husband. Their home is on the same land that her parent’s had lived on, so she has basically lived in the same spot her entire life.
Physical Process Physical development refers to physical changes, health and disease, mortality rates, and sexuality. When asked if Irene felt as old as her age, she said she does because her body feels old and achy, but her brain
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Irene is married. She has been married for 44 years, so she has not experienced divorce between the ages of 40 years old and 65 years old. When asked if the satisfaction with the marriage has increased or decreased, she had a difficult time answering. She feels that the marriage has stayed the same, except arguing, due to individual differences, has become less over the years. Both her and her husband worked full time, but are both retired now, so she feels that there may be changes in the marriage do to both not having to work. Irene and her husband had two daughters together, which is one of the happiest moment in her life. After graduating high school, their oldest went to college out of state which was very hard on Irene, so when her last child left it was not as hard on her because of the experience with her oldest daughter. She also feels that it was not as hard because she did not spend as much time with her daughter as she would have like due to working full time. She did not experience empty nest syndrome after her last daughter left, because her marriage stayed the same. Irene had no sons, she is closest to her daughters. After listening to Irene talk about her daughters, I would say had an authoritative parenting style, because her daughters where independent yet Irene was very nurturing. Irene has eight siblings and stays in contact with all of them. She still sees her …show more content…
Something that I learned and stuck out to me over anything was that family is so important. It was so nice to hear of a family with so much love for each other. This interview was definitely a positive experience for me and I do not think anything would have made it

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