1.What are the causes of stress in Michael or Jennifer’s life? The causes of stress in Jennifer’s life are her commuting to work each morning. The fact that she has been trying to have a baby with her husband for well over a year but keeps failing; and she is still getting over a miscarriage as well these are both stress factors. Jennifer’s in laws putting too much pressure on her to have a baby as well is another stress factor. The mere aspect of putting her father in a home against his will is another stress factor as well. Her job is another source of stress, which she tries to do extremely well. Then finally yet importantly, there is also the added undue pressure of being everything to everyone, which she puts on to herself. The facts are that she tries hard to be perfect but she has too much work for one person, which is a major stress factor that is in her life.