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Stage of Life Transitions

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Change is an inevitable and often necessary part of life. Sometimes, however, major changes or life stage transitions (especially the unexpected) can become overwhelming and stressful. The inability to cope and adjust to life stage transitions can have a serious impact on an individual’s general health and well-being and can result in emotional instability. The ability to cope during each difficult time is an important tool to learn and can be gained through therapy. 


Examples of Life Stage Transitions 

* Starting middle, high school, or college 

* Moving to a new area or different country 

* Divorce 

* Starting employment

* Losing employment 

* Birth of a new family member

* Death of a family member

* Menopause

* Empty nest 

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