But it does provide a good dose of optimism and can-do energies that helped me during a down time. Nancy Schlossberg, a psychologist and experienced counselor, provides tips on coping with its ups and downs and reassures us that retirement can be one of the most fulfilling times of one's life. Each of the seven chapters contains dozens of examples of situations experienced by actual retirees and includes short self-assessment quizzes. Taylor of The Couple's Retirement Puzzle. Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life.
Should be required reading for anyone making such a big change in lifestyle. I find the book to be positive and tightly written, doing an excellent job of blending actual retirement scenarios with sage advice. Talk of preparing for retirement usually brings to mind financial issues. In a study of 100 retirees, Dr. You just don't get around to it. Retire Smart, Retire Happy: Finding Your True Path in Life. While you may have put a lot of thought and effort into preparing your financial portfolio, how much thought have you given to preparing your psychological portfolio? But for many people, a weak housing market has shrunk their nest egg, while big hits to , a lack of pensions and increasing health-care costs have squeezed cash flow.
Avoid obvious numbers, such as a birth date or an anniversary, which would be easy to guess. About the Course: One of the very few books to focus on the psychological aspects of retirement, Nancy Schlossberg interviewed 100 persons at various stages of retirement. Gender, Employment, and Retirement Quality: A Life Course Approach to the Differential Experiences of Men and Women. The husband ultimately revealed that he just wanted to slow down after an intense career practicing law. Topic covered include doing a personal inventory, shoring up one's relationships, investigating new roles and activities, and taking charge of one's future. Each of the seven chapters contains dozens of examples of situations experienced by actual retirees and includes short self-assessment quizzes.
But the reality of retirement can be very different. She identifies several common paths both men and women follow, or combine, in their transitions. Never divulge your passwords to anyone, including family or friends. Many people neglect this critical aspect of planning for their future and that is where psychologists can play a key role. Workplace retirement seminars, in my experience, focus on financial security in retirement. In a 1999 study presented at the American Psychological Association annual meeting, Dr.
I got two significant things from the book: having contact with family and friends is essential and in Spanish, the word retirement, is jubilacion. In addition, newly retired men with employed wives tend to show higher marital conflict than newly retired men with nonemployed wives. Read this book if you are feeling anxious about retirement, need ideas about how to approach it or just want to get fired If you've read many self-help books before, this one probably won't have anything new for you. As the number of independent-minded Baby Boomers reaching retirement age grows — nearly 4 million Americans will turn 62 in 2016, up from 3. Their very numbers will force a rethinking of what retirement means and how people will live their lives.
Most of us look forward to our retirement from full-time work, eagerly anticipating more free time and opportunities to play. But for those of us past that transition and feeling good about who we are in retirement, it gives us tools to deal with the continuing stream of transitions that we inevitably face. It's becoming common for one spouse to continue working so that they can maintain health benefits. Schlossberg, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland and author of Retire Smart, Retire Happy: Finding Your True Path in Life. Unexpected challenges may present themselves, leading us to question who we really are and what we can reasonably expect to accomplish in the remaining years of our lives.
Readers are introduced to different ways retirees restructure their lives, characterized as Continuers, Adventurers, Searchers, Retreaters, and Easy Gliders. Schlossberg, EdD, came up with the psychological portfolio phrase as a way to get people to think of retirement as a career change… not only are you leaving something, you are about to begin something new. Michigan State University psychology professor Norman Abeles, PhD, has found that those people most happy in retirement enjoy a variety of activities, ranging from volunteer work, exercise, continuing education and so on. It's a great resource to help with the major life transition. Noting that most couples do not retire at the exact same time, Drs.
Your results will vary depending on several factors, including the condition of the book and the advertised price at the time of sale. But her husband, also 59, is working as a fundraiser for a nonprofit, a job that will end within two years. You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the. Schlossberg, a counseling psychologist, provides tips on coping with its ups and downs and reassures us that retirement can be one of the most fulfilling times of one's life. Moen and psychologist Jungmeen Kim, PhD, found that retirement brings different rewards for husbands and wives.
Try to be good listener, she urges, and ask your spouse to do the same when you talk. Most of us look forward to our retirement from full-time work, eagerly anticipating more free time and opportunities to play. If you've read many self-help books before, this one probably won't have anything new for you. Readers are introduced to some common personality types among retirees, including Continuers, Adventurers, Searchers, Retreaters, and Easy Gliders. They never discussed retirement plans until now. This book is the best resource I know.
Topics covered include doing a personal inventory, shoring up one's relationships, investigating new roles and activities, and taking charge of one's future. Midcourse in the United States: Does unpaid community participation replace paid work? The different paths described were useful in helping me realize that I didn't need to go out and start a Fortune 500 company or reinvent the Internet to be successful in retirement. He wanted to retire and move to their country home in Vermont; she wanted to continue working and remain in the city to be close to family. A life course perspective-looking at an individual's past, present, and future as a whole-explains why individuals differ in their retirement experience. After you enter your Username to log in, you will enter your password on the next page. But it does provide a good dose of optimism and can-do energies that helped me during a down time. The total number of employed workers ages 62 and older increased by 1.