By Edwin L. Klingelhofer (auth.)
Coping together with your Grown young children is the single publication to analyze-and lay out particular coping options for dealing with-the difficulties present day mom and dad face with their grownup offspring reminiscent of: • failure of the kid to actually "grow up" or in attaining complete capability • unemptied nests • relocating again domestic after damaged marriages • turning your place right into a "daycare middle" on your grandchildren • substance abuse, cult involvement, hassle with the legislation • replacement life or homosexuality • actual or psychiatric difficulties • or even you simply imagine there is a problem!
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The death of a spouse has been found to be the most stressful life-change experience and it is the one most likely to have aftereffects; the death rate of widowers, for example, is forty percent higher in the year follow- 38 Coping with Your Grown Children ing bereavement than it is for comparable nonbereaved men. Other less serious family difficulties and crises rank high on the perceived level of severity and can precipitate a wide assortment of physical complaints. Though there is a statistical relationship between stress and illness, that relationship is not immutable.
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Many people follow the practice of taking the problem initially to a clergyman or physician in order to develop suggestions about what to do next. Revealing such intimate, personal problems to even a helpful stranger is extremely difficult, and it may thus be more comfortable, initially, to talk the matter over with a trusted friend or relative. This often helps to clarify one's thinking and define the problem more exactly. The strong sense of relief that accompanies such a sharing of the problem will still occur, and the disclosure may thus pave the way for seeking out long-term help.