I Am Having Trouble Dealing With Retirement

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    I am finding it hard to adjust to retirement and am still doing supply teaching when the opportunity arises.  I know that although I don't want to teach full time and certainly don't want the pressure.  The thought of total retirement is hard I try to keep busy have decorated...
    kitten02 kitten02
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2012

    Retire after 34 yrs of firefighting,

    did it for 11 days couldn't stand doing nothing but yard work so I'm going back to work somewhere
    firechief601 firechief601
    56-60, M
    5 Responses May 22, 2014


    I am having trouble dealing with retirement.  We were married 39 years ago in the self indulgent '60's!!  When we were married my husband went to find a job that would "fulfill"  him.   That  took 3 years.   After that he did work...
    San San
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Jul 13, 2007

    Adjusting To Retirement

    It can be quite hard to adjust to retirement, especially for those of us whose identity and self-esteem was heavily wound up in our work. And many of us did not realize just how heavily wound up we were until we retired. What we imagined in retirement was not a life without work...
    RainyDayGuy RainyDayGuy
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2012


    I recently retired, I want to enjoy this aspect of my life with my  wife.  I retired thee months ago and am feeling a huge sense of loss since I left my job. A big part of my persona was my job and making money. I miss the job interaction and the people I used to work...
    kind kind
    8 Responses Oct 11, 2008
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