I am in search of a single word to sum up this:
Everything that happened after a single event early in a life was altered and effected by it, if that event hadn’t happened then each thing after that event probably would have gone in a completely different direction.
Example: a suicide happening in a 12 year olds life. Now that child is and adult and everything in their life would have been different. Every decision they made, every interaction they had. Their who life course.
Maybe a word like “stemmed [from]” or “transpired [because of]"? But not that. A word that defines it even more. An absolute.
Here is the best I can do with an example sentence. I don't need another expression for what I've called a "pivot point"; I am trying use a word for the events that were changed because of it. Not the actual event, but the events in her life after, every one, and how her life changed because of what happened that day. I've used divergent here, but that's the word which needs to be changed.
Her brother's suicide when she was 12 was a pivot point in her life. Everything that transpired after her brother's suicide, every opportunity taken or ignored, every decision made painstakingly or with ease, were divergent from the path her life would have taken had her brother decided to change even one of his actions that day.