Monday, April 28, 2014
Dealing with Retired Husbands
Relationships with our spouse in Retirement
Five happiness characteristics of Men’s spouses are:
· Good Health
· Having a husband willing to help with chores
· Quality of relationship including sexual relationship
· Attending theater
· Sporting events
Furthermore, Spouses who had never worked express:
· Higher levels of satisfaction than those who have worked and were now retired.
Time availability and wife’s ideology are consistent predictors of retired husbands sharing of more routine housework.
· Husbands do more
· Sometimes however, husbands may be seen as “impinging” on their spouses territory,
Some research has found that: Husbands, during the first year of retirement may be seen as “intruders” in there their wife’s world-as-lived. This is seen as the most difficult aspects of husband’s retirement
Because cultural norms have not provided meaningful scripts, husbands at home may produce conflict around
ü Cohort division of labour
ü Gender roles
ü “Husband underfoot.
 Over ten years ago I created a retirement workshop, which included information and discussion of our relationships with our spouses. The information was taken from research articles. I am interested in your interpretation. It's time for me to go, --got to do the dishes.