Difficult Life Events

DLE, the term describes ordinary, but very painful or complicated experiences of our adult lives, such as change of any kind (age-related, geography and culture related, work-related, and many other), adapting to new situations, coping with relational problems and many other events.

Some examples of DLEs are:

  • Retirement
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Immigration
  • Job termination
  • Harassment
  • Midlife crisis
  • Bankruptcy
  • Illness, Injury