Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 11 of the textboo

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read
Chapter 11 of the textbook;
Marital Status, Marital Transitions, and Sleep Quality in Mid to Late Life (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/01640275211027281);
Transitions in Mid-Life: Women’s Work and Family Roles in the 1970s (https://www.proquest.com/docview/219755878?accountid=32521);
Changing Work: Mid-to-Late Life Transitions in Employment (https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=ccm&AN=104339225&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s8856897); and
From Misery to Fulfillment: How to Successfully Navigate Midlife Transitions (https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2021/08/20/from-misery-to-fulfillment-how-to-successfully-navigate-midlife-transitions/?sh=52c05083b916).
Also watch Adult Health and Development (https://go.openathens.net/redirector/ashford.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffod-infobase-com.eu1.proxy.openathens.net%2FPortalPlaylists.aspx%3FwID%3D100753%26xtid%3D47482).

Middle adulthood brings with it the very real possibility of major life transitions. Unfortunately, not all these life transitions will be positive. The middle-aged adult, if a parent, will be faced with the departure of the grown children and the possibility of becoming a grandparent. In addition, individuals in middle adulthood may face the realization that their parent(s) may need to be cared for, and the possibility of retirement. Each of these transitions could have a profound effect on the individual. The fact that many of these may begin occurring at relatively the same time can only compound their effects.
On the other hand, individuals in middle adulthood probably have better resources for dealing with these transitions than they would have had before. The fact that such transitions will be faced, therefore, does not guarantee the effects will be negative. In your initial post
Start by listing your own assumptions about how things go in midlife for most people, especially relating to peoples’ ability (or need) to redefine themselves.
Next, using any media source or people you know in midlife, find and describe at least one example of a person who has been successful in their redefinition (e.g., Julie Andrews adjusting her career after a botched throat surgery) and at least one example of a person who has been unsuccessful at redefinition (e.g., Robin Williams choosing to commit suicide after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or Madonna becoming bitter at losing her earlier dominance).
List any cultural considerations that you believe have affected your subject’s transition.
Which of these examples were easier to find or more plentiful? Do these results confirm or contradict your assumptions?