07/23/2014 10:51 am ET

When Couples Disagree On When To Retire

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Two-career couples sometimes struggle with the best time to retire that will suit both of their needs. He may be ready to retire, but she loves her job and wants to keep working. She may think they need a bigger nest egg, but he feels they have enough saved and should enjoy some time together.

Los Angeles psychologist James Gottfurcht has worked with people facing this dilemma, including a couple in their mid-50s who came up with a clever resolution.

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