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    adult interview, I chose to interview my aunt Barbara Gudsnuk, or better known as Bobbi. I chose to interview my aunt as I haven’t been able to know her well so I felt this would be a great opportunity. Bobbi was born July 20th, 1936 in Aruba, Dutch West Indies. While Bobbi’s family is from Beatrice, Nebraska they were in Aruba for her father’s job, which was working for Standard Oil of New Jersey. Her family lived in Aruba until the war ended in 1945, Bobbie was 9 when returning to Nebraska and began school in Beatrice at St. Joseph Catholic School. Bobbi is the oldest of four children, she has two brothers, 72 and 65, and a sister (my mother) age 60. Both of her parents have since passed, both living to a great age of 93, Bobbi is now a widow and has two daughters ages 49 and 43. With such a large age difference in the family, she does wish she had been able to watch her little siblings grow up more. Bobbi currently resides in Orono, Maine with her dog Scottie, a black lab. When talking about her past it brought a great sense of happiness. She spoke of playing outside with her dog Spot, playing with paper dolls, playing…

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    must be kind, to live by example, and to do your best. In closing Martha’s advice is to “observe people for serenity, show that you are loving, listen, we are not all perfect, that we are all learning. Be patient, we don’t know it all and to live by example.” Martha’s barriers included a large age difference, though there was not hearing or visual barrier. I was impressed by Martha’s vitality. She was alert when I entered the room having been reading a magazine and watching the TV. To be…

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    I don't qualify as an older woman. Yet. But there is a six year age difference between me and my long-term boyfriend, and he is younger than I am. Over the course of our relationship I have learned a few things about being an older woman. 1. People are going to judge you. Granted, people judging you is going to happen no matter what. A major tenet of humanity is judging other people. You will be judged for dating someone younger. I'm not sure why its such a big deal; perhaps for me its just…

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    In the military, most jobs require availability twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. In order to make friends and prevent loneliness, relationships have to form. The military encourages officer to officer relationships along with enlisted to enlisted but no officer to enlisted. Many people both inside and outside the military feel officer relationships simply will not allow a unit to function properly. Two adults in the military cannot date because it, “will cause problems in a unit --…

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    For many generations it has been a growing issue for minors to be in a relationship with someone who has already hit the maturity age. There have been laws put into place to prevent minors engaging in relationships with those who are over the age of 18. A particular law that has recently been put into place is the “Romeo and Juliet Law.” Statutory rape laws are put into place to prevent older men or women from engaging in sexual activity with one who is younger than the age of consent. One…

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    In the article “How your siblings affect your success according to science” by Dr. Jonathan Caspi, the author writes about how positive relationships are beneficial to the success of siblings. For instance, the author starts out by telling the reader a story about two brothers who are the opposite of each other. In the story talks about Mike Thompson who spends his time riding bikes. While, his older brother Ben Thompson spends his time seating on the front porch reading. The two brothers are…

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    Readiness in Kindergarten Lincove, J. A., & Painter, G. (2006). Does the Age That Children Start Kindergarten Matter? Evidence of Long-Term Educational and Social Outcomes. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 28(2), 153-179. The article “Does the Age That Children Start Kindergarten Matter? Evidence of Long-Term Educational and Social Outcomes” authored by Jane Lincove and Gary painter explains the social and long-term educational outcomes of children starting school at an early and…

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    Throughout the memoir we learn about multiple inappropriate relationships. The intense age differences between Natalie and her adoptive father, Deirdre and Dorothy, and Augusten and Bookman are alarming. The only character that seems to understand the wrongness of these relationships is Hope. Hope is the only character who believes Augusten and Bookman’s relationship is immature. After being tormented by her brother about her singleness, Hope tells Bookman that he is no expert on love either.…

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    Virginia in a small town called Craigsville. In the south it is very common to help anyone, no matter if you know them or not. Everyone is very friendly and no matter where you are, someone will come up and say hello and ask how you are doing. These values have made me the person I am today in the aspect that I am very friendly and willing to talk to anyone. I believe this is one of my core values and I strive to be the best and nicest person I can be every day. Almost all of my family on both…

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    Per National Statistics, “women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner” (https://ncadv.org/statistics). Thus, parents adamantly instruct their children not to converse with unfamiliar people out of trepidation of them being hurt or violated. Abuse comes in a myriad of forms, and its aftermath has a negative impact that is unending. One may ask what is abuse, or what does an abuser look like. Particularly, this cancerous condition is not discriminatory against…

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