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Let's talk about retirement
on February 23, 2013
Retirement is a life changing event (DUH!). The challenge? Entering into retirement with an understanding your partner's retirement expectations, or even if they want to retire. There's a natural order of time spent at work and at home. This routine allows many partners to go through life skirting important life issues. Retirement is an event that disrupts a 30-40, or more, year equilibrium.
This book provides a structured approach for discussing each persons view of the future. It offers the means of constructing a consensus vision of the future called "Retirement". The book offers several sets of retirement related questions for each partner to mull over and then share their answers. From each set of these questions common goals or expectations are identified and recorded in a "common vision" statement.
Be prepared! Working through these exercises honestly could surface very potent subterranean emotions.
Personally, I found the book to be a set of relationship building exercises with retirement as a central theme.