A Retired Husband Doesn’t Have to be Tiring

Unfortunately, what’s good for the gander isn’t always perfectly aligned with what’s good for the goose! 

I recently learned from the Center for Retirement Research that married men nearing retirement today are on average almost four years older than their wives, and in one out of 10 marriages they are more than 10 years older than their wives. This fact of life has led to a lot of mismatched retirements, where one spouse is ready to settle down and spend more time together, while the other is still actively engaged in a profession.

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GMS: I Don't Like The Word Retire

GMS: I Don't Like The Word Retire

Retire is a word that scares me because it means growing old. It forces me to face the fact that unpleasant things are going to happen—and I don’t want to go there, for 100 reasons that would take me hours to explain. I have confronted my conflict in the only way I know how: The word retire has no place in my life.

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