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11/29/2016 11:58 am ET

How To Retire Without Driving Your Spouse Crazy

My husband and I plan to retire in the next year or two, and we have heard the jokes about spouses suddenly spending all their time together and driving each other crazy. In all seriousness, how do couples deal with this? Is there a danger of too much togetherness in retirement? Any guidance? Any resources?

It is a valid concern. Many couples, obviously, enjoy later life immensely. But navigating the transition from work to retirement—including the all-important issue of “togetherness”—can be difficult. Two suggestions:

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