Lifespan Development: Continuous Versus Discontinuous Change

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There are various Key Issues in the field of Development and one in particular is Continuous versus Discontinuous Change. In Continuous, the change is gradual and achievements at one level build on previous level. While in Discontinuous, it occurs in distinct steps or stages, and behavior and processes are qualitatively different at different stages. I will give examples of two life events in my life comparing the two. In August 2004, I graduated from TSTC with an Associate’s Degree and my daughter was born the week before graduation, and for about a year I worked in the Valley until I was presented with a job offer in Kingsville. I relocated my family and worked in a chemical lab for a year until I was laid off. Being laid off, brought sudden change to our lives, financially and emotionally. In 2006, I was offered a job position in Houston with higher pay and benefits. I relocated my family and from 2006-2009 we were finally financially stable and our marriage better than ever, until another life event would change it.
In 2009, my wife and I were having marital problems, by the end of 2009 we separated and she eventually moved herself and my daughter back to the Rio Grande Valley. We tried to make it work but the distance was just too much. Our divorce was finalized in 2011 and that put a strain in all our lives, financially and emotionally. My daughter wasn’t the same happy child as she was when we were together and I was depressed for a period of time, thinking, what I could have done to make it work. One turning point was when my ex wife told me my daughter needed me and that she was having trouble with her, so by the end of 2011, I moved back to the Rio Grande Valley to be closer to my daughter. My relationship with my daughter has been stronger ever since, and I have accepted the divorce. Financially, I knew I couldn’t find a job in my Career field, so I…...

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