Revitalizing Retirement

Revitalizing Retirement

Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships, And Purpose

Book - 2009
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In preparation for retirement, we are often urged to build up our financial portfolio or perhaps downsize our home or move closer to family. Often neglected in this process, however, are the psychological ramifications that come with the transition into retirement. It is important for retirees to make a plan for their retirement financially, but also to take stock of their psychological portfolio at the same time. This means taking an honest look at how your sense of identity will change with retirement, how your relationships and support systems may change, and how your sense of purpose will be affected.""Revitalizing Retirement"" gives unique guidance on how to create a happy, fulfilling retirement. Nancy K. Schlossberg, a counseling psychologist and author of ""Retire Smart"", ""Retire Happy"", describes the secret to a happy retirement. She encourages readers to reshape their identity, relationships, and purpose. She discusses several coping skills that deal with accepting change and help retirees continue to feel that they are vital members of their community and that they matter.Each chapter contains stories from actual retirees that demonstrate the numerous ways of pursuing an enjoyable retirement. There are short quizzes and discussion questions at the end of each chapter so that readers can reflect on what they have read and see exactly how it relates to their own lives. This book is a must-read for anyone considering retirement in the near future as well as current retirees who may be struggling to find happiness in their daily lives.
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781433804137
Characteristics: xvii, 241 p. ; 21 cm.

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Dec 27, 2016

Pedantic and plodding. It felt like this book was written by a dowdy, old, hat wearing Aunt, who prefers dishing out advice from her armchair with doilies on the armrests. The overall 'suggestions' arc seems to be; the solution for no longer working? Find another way to keep working. Work relationships no longer accessible? Find new relationships. Lonely and bored? Find something to do and new people to meet. After 215 pages of beating the same dead horse messages over and over and over, I got to the point of just wanting the author to PLEASE go back to the cat, shawl, and seven vegetable soup she had taken time away from to dish out her 'advice'. Drivel.

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