Tag Archives: Wives with retired husbands

The Book is UP!

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    After months (and months) of interviewing, reading and writing, the book I set out to do a few years ago has just been published.  I won’t bore you with a lot of details as I…

Getting from Anger to Peace

Angry as a bear

I once got so angry that I slammed my foot hard enough to hurt my back.  It hurt for weeks and I found myself wondering what good I had accomplished in such a hissy fit. It didn’t change the…

A Beautiful Day for Retirement

On a gorgeous, sunny day last week, my husband and I rediscovered one of the greatest joys of retirment––the freedom to choose. We chose to take the day off. While many say that every day…

Retirement and Bliss: Are They Oxymorons?

You’re retired––yes.  So is your husband, right?  So life is wonderful and full of bliss? “No,” you say.  What’s up?  Isn’t this the guy you married for a life of happiness?…

August and Retirement

  The only thing wrong with August is that it starts the ebbing of summer. Perhaps my ultra sensitivity to August comes from my work as a teen in a clothing store. While delighted to see…

Random Retirement Tidbits

Fact: Japan is seeing a rampant increase in Retired Husband Syndrome symptoms.  It occurs in 60% of the country’s older female population! While disturbing news for Japanese women, this brings…

Newly Retired Husbands

light of an ah-ha moment

The quote, My seemingly impossible good is happening now by Russell Bishop has become my inspiration. At first it seemed a strange turn of the phrase until I realized its power.  It’s not unlike…

Meet Shmirshky

Ellen Saver, author of Shmirshky

Two weeks ago I reviewed the book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness because it hit me that many women’s emotions surrounding a husband’s retirement are similar to those in menopause….

The Book is UP!

Screen Shot 2013-10-06 at 1.21.32 PM

    After months (and months) of interviewing, reading and writing, the book I set out to do a few years ago has just been published.  I won’t bore you with a lot of details as I…

Getting from Anger to Peace

Angry as a bear

I once got so angry that I slammed my foot hard enough to hurt my back.  It hurt for weeks and I found myself wondering what good I had accomplished in such a hissy fit. It didn’t change the…

A Beautiful Day for Retirement

On a gorgeous, sunny day last week, my husband and I rediscovered one of the greatest joys of retirment––the freedom to choose. We chose to take the day off. While many say that every day…

Retirement and Bliss: Are They Oxymorons?

You’re retired––yes.  So is your husband, right?  So life is wonderful and full of bliss? “No,” you say.  What’s up?  Isn’t this the guy you married for a life of happiness?…

August and Retirement

  The only thing wrong with August is that it starts the ebbing of summer. Perhaps my ultra sensitivity to August comes from my work as a teen in a clothing store. While delighted to see…

Random Retirement Tidbits

Fact: Japan is seeing a rampant increase in Retired Husband Syndrome symptoms.  It occurs in 60% of the country’s older female population! While disturbing news for Japanese women, this brings…

Newly Retired Husbands

light of an ah-ha moment

The quote, My seemingly impossible good is happening now by Russell Bishop has become my inspiration. At first it seemed a strange turn of the phrase until I realized its power.  It’s not unlike…

Meet Shmirshky

Ellen Saver, author of Shmirshky

Two weeks ago I reviewed the book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness because it hit me that many women’s emotions surrounding a husband’s retirement are similar to those in menopause….