Issues for couples

Don't let retirement stress marriage

USA Today
Rodney Brooks

It's a huge adjustment to shift from spending two or three hours a night to spending all day together, says author and psychologist Robert Bornstein. "It happens all at once. It would be nice to go from full-time to half-time to quarter-time, but that's not how it works." "Take the normal stress of a transition into retirement," says Maselli, "and throw in the fact that your wife can't stand seeing you all day." People are working with financial planners to make sure that they will have enough money to retire.

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