Have you had the following lament, “Help my husband who retired AND he’s driving me crazy.” A retired husband can rock a relationship and many couples struggle to make the transition. Many men struggle to find their way in retirement, despite the myths to the contrary. We’ve had a bit of fun at their expense […]Read more
An important aspect of retirement life is staying connected to others. People often underestimate the role our co-workers play in our social life. They may be surprised at how much effort it takes to stay involved with others. Many people are naturally drawn to social endeavors. Whether or not you are an innately ‘social’ person, […]Read more
Disagreement is common in the couple relationship; the challenge is preventing the conflict from becoming corrosive in long term marriages. In this interesting study, aging couples proved most successful. In this case, researchers observed couples as they engaged in conflict. The couples – numbering 300, and predominantly white, middle and upper middle-class heterosexuals – […]Read more
Mark Miller, author of The Hard Times: Guide to Retirement Security, wrote his book to help baby boomers create retirement security even in difficult financial times. In his book, he shares how people can integrate strategies for money, work and living. Mark believes that working beyond traditional retirement age makes sense both financial and for […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.