For the final assignment I chose the case study of Jennifer. I can sympathize with Jennifer on so many levels that I can understand her stress level. She has so much on her plate both at home; work, in her personal life, and trying to conceive a child with her husband. She has the stress of Antonio’s mother asking her if she is expecting again which has to be painful all in itself because she is having trouble conceiving. She is at a point in her life where she would like to be able to lean on her mother for support but she does not have that option because her mother passed away. Her father being sick and the possibility of having to place him in a home is a stressor too. My husband and I want to have another child but we were told not to have anymore when I delivered my son in 2006. Working, school, home life, and being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted is enough to push anyone to their breaking point.
Jennifer is a 29-year-old administrative assistant married to Antonio, an Italian engineer, whom Jennifer met four years earlier while on a business trip for her marketing company. The couple now lives in Nebraska, where Antonio works for the county's transportation department and Jennifer commutes an hour each way to her marketing office. They have been trying to start a family for over a year. Eight months ago, Jennifer miscarried in her second month of pregnancy. Antonio's parents love Jennifer and often ask her if she is expecting again, hoping to encourage her to focus on her next baby. Jennifer's mother passed away two years ago and her father's health is rapidly deteriorating. Jennifer faces the probability of placing her father in a skilled nursing care facility within the next few months, against his wishes.
At work, Jennifer runs a tight ship. She is organized and prepares lists to assure that everything is done according to schedule. Everyone counts on Jennifer and she takes pride in never...