CRITICAL LIFE EVENT

an occurrence in one's life that necessitates a large acclimation and the behavior that goes with such, like divorce or death of a loved one.

CRITICAL LIFE EVENT: "The most prominent critical life event Tasha had ever experienced was the sudden death of her father when she was 15."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CRITICAL LIFE EVENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/critical-life-event/ (accessed September 17, 2021).
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