The Impact Divorce May Have on an Individual

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With reference to literature, critically discuss the impact that a particular life stage transition may have on an individual.


The essay will aim to critically discuss the impact divorce may have on an individual focusing on prior, present and post-divorce and how the impact can differ between them.

It is of importance to note the difference between change and transitions. It is suggested that change is a situational process whereas transition is seen to be psychological; it what happens in individuals minds as they go through change and demands personal and psychological adjustment. Bridges transition model (1991) focuses directly on transition. The model suggests that there are three stages individuals go through; letting go of the past, neutral zone (which can cause resentment and anxiety) and making new beginnings. Futhermore many other models such as Nicholson’s preparation stage also suggest the same. However, Fishers personal transition curve (2012) looks at past, present and post event to understand the impact it can have on an individual. The model suggests...
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