Grumpy Elder Men and Irritable Elder Women Facing Retirement

Grumpy elder men? Irritable elder women? I hadn’t thought about relational issues when I started planning for retirement. Before making some observations and doing a bit of research, I thought I had pretty much figured out how to glide into retirement. I have worked through the financial planning pieces, and have looked closely at what I want to put in place to have a satisfying retirement. However, I hadn’t considered how retirement can affect close relationships. If you or someone you know is heading into retirement and also is in a relationship with someone, please share this article I recently wrote for Sixty and Me about negotiating relational changes in retirement:



I am an associate professor of communication in Southern Oregon. I'm also an ancient spirit who has learned how to create positive changes in my own life and use unexpected changes to become more of the person I believe I am meant to be. My vision is to help empower others by sharing how to dream big and develop measurable action steps to achieve those dreams.

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