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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Retirement: It's Not Just About the Money

 While money is obviously an important factor in satisfactory retirement, we remain social beings. Our connection to others is closely related to our health and happiness.  Does it change who we are and what we need to do in order to be happy.

To start the ball rolling, I wrote an article, 'Till Death Do Us Part: Marital Relationships and Retirement in the  Impowerage Newsletter. I am interested in what you think.

I cheerfully await your response


  1. Definitely food for thought.

  2. While I am not retired yet (next May I'll be 71 and retired) I think that couples from my generation may have more problems adjusting to the "breadwinner" being home a lot more. As an academic I have had the opportunity to develop some "household" skills. But still when the two of us are together constantly for several weeks we find ourselves being irritated by each other's behaviour. I am currently building a bridge to retire ment which involves the design and presentation of workshops to the community. So, its not like I'm just sitting around waiting to mow the lawn and take out the garbage

  3. Well it simply means that you and yours will want some time apart, but short times, maybe a day or a weekend here or there. You might also consider looking at the work of John Gottman, I think it is useful in terms of communications, etc. Cheers,


  4. Lee,
    thanks for your comments, I have made one small step into the 21st century