Most folks romanticize retirement as a time of well-earned freedom filled with new and exciting passions.
But it’s also a sudden change that can put a lot of stress on your relationship with your significant other. That’s especially true when you have different expectations of what your golden years will look like.
Changed routines, too much time together, or lack of communication can all spark conflicts.
On the bright side, planning ahead, honest discussion, and a willingness to compromise can bring you closer to each other and make your relationship even deeper in your Golden Years.
In this episode, you’ll discover the best practices to prepare for the next chapter and navigate the inevitable changes that come with retirement.
Show Highlights Include:
- Two major considerations that’ll help you create a realistic routine in retirement and ease the shock that comes with the transition (2:27)
- How creating new routines helps you avoid conflicts with your spouse in your golden years (and why it’s better to have a plan 5-10 years before your transition) (3:25)
- The “wheel of life” exercise to discover your priorities and craft a shared vision for your retirement with your partner (5:33)
- A fun game that helps you pinpoint the areas of disagreements before they turn into real-life conflicts (10:28)
Thinking about what your typical week in retirement will look like? Download our Ideal Week in Retirement planner.