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Psychological Adjustments: Early And Middle Adulthood

Autor:  Marry  12 May 2012
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Introduction

Human beings are all born with an active nature to develop intimate relationships which eventually over time evolve, causing a person to make specific and necessary adjustment to their life to better accommodate their needs at the time. These various relationships and changes are a necessary life requirement, and also act as a source of happiness, confidence, and promotion of good health. Although not solely limited to sexual relationships, those acquired throughout a lifetime change as people progress in their life from early to middle adulthood. It can be said that the social and intimate relationships that one endures in their lifetime potentially helps to add stability to one’s life while at the same time aides in the development of one’s individuality.

Social and Intimate Relationship Evolution during Early and Middle Adulthood

Many relationships we form throughout our lifetimes, be it those formed in our childhoods, those formed during infancy, or even those cultivated when we’ve reached adulthood lay foundation for the persevering relationships we as adults continue to have until death, and fundamentally to one’s individual development. Many would denote that these stages in one’s life are affiliated with the abundance of knowledge about intimacy, and the relationships we form throughout a lifetime. The relationships that we as human beings form in our lives could be said to be an internal coping mechanism that is necessary when we make adjustments and/ or transitions in our lives. It could be inferred that the captivation in one’s self as well as with one’s social adaption capabilities are reasons in which cause people explore their own identity through various forms of intimacy as well as through different relationship experiences.

Assuredly, the evolution of social and intimate relationships during early and middle adulthood stem particularly from one’s changing in their life’s priorities. With this said, one’s ideals and perception towards life is constantly changing for we as humans are constantly growing be it physically, mentally, or socio-emotionally- so evolution in our lives could be said to be inevitable. Per Meir et al.(2009), due to these changes in priorities “the transition to adulthood has become elongated and less orderly.” Meir indicates that those in early adulthood seem to take longer to mentally “become” adults- delaying the marriage process, engaging in committed relationships, etc. From this we could assume tha ...