Many perceive retirement as the top rung of the ladder; you can finally stop climbing and enjoy the view! You may hesitate, however, realizing that the view comes with a new set of responsibilities: providing for your family on a limited income, going from working full time to having time on your hands and learning to live with your spouse 24/7. Despite the unknowns, there s much to look forward to: enjoying grandchildren, exploring hobbies, traveling and revitalizing your marriage. Retirement can be an invigorating opportunity for renewal and reflection. Your outlook determines your attitude. Face the years ahead with a new perspective.

Background Information

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Questions and Answers

Why do I struggle with feelings of restless discontentment during retirement when I should be reveling in happy fulfillment?


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