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Retired Spouse

The New Man In My Life -- My Retired Spouse

TueNight | Posted 04.13.2016 | Fifty

Before my husband retired, I worried about what would happen after 40 years of high-intensity medical practice at a relentless pace. But he longed for retirement. He'd been on the front lines, as he called it, for over 40 years, and he was exhausted.

How Life Has Changed Since My Husband Retired

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

There's been a noticeable reversal since my husband has retired and I continue to reduce my formal work life and separate from my long career. What used to be background has jumped to the foreground of our daily existence. Time, that valuable commodity, previously carved and assigned in calendared bits, has been wondrously unleashed. Here's what I've begun to notice.