Workshops to Help You
Stay Happily Married in Retirement
Thought provoking workshops on retirement help retirees adjust and create harmony in their relationships.
Honey I’m Home—Now What?
Finding Humor in Retirement Relationships: Tips for Staying Happily Married
Retirement guarantees that couples will face new relationship issues. The old rules, the hours, the daily habits…suddenly it all changes and affects both partners. The secret for success in this changing relationship is recognizing humor in unexpected situations. This 90 minute workshop will help you discover steps life partners can take to collaborate and enhance joy in this new stage of your partnership. Attention will be given to situations couples typically face in retirement along with effective practices for enhancing empathy and support for one another.
Cruising Through Retirement, Strategies for Adjusting to Retirement
This full day program is intended for individuals in a committed relationship who are, or will soon be, retired. It offers a time for individuals and couples to consider life changes that retirement brings and adjust to retirement by creating goals that lead to a satisfying retirement.
Retirement requires a period of adjustment. Without the presence of a forty-hour (or more) workweek, the thought of filling one’s days happily can be daunting. During this full day workshop, participants will benefit from guided questioning and discussion while recalling happy memories and long forgotten dreams and begin to plan a happy retirement life.
Activities will also include opportunities to experience the power of gratitude, empathy, openness, creativity, courage and compromise and how they foster true joy and fulfillment in retirement relationships. And, since a cruise is meant t be fun, this day will offer laughter and relaxation that may include opportunities such as a shoulder massage, participation in a Hula-hoop or limbo contest or sharing a favorite poem or passage aloud.
The Power of Memories
This presentation on writing your memories offers a method to share one’s beliefs and hopes with other individuals. Whether retired or just thinking about it, participants will find the process helps define how they want to live their life, and how they want to be remembered by those they love.
This workshop can be offered in one of two formats
1. One 90 minute presentation where participants are encouraged to consider the value of writing their memories and explore prompts for identifying memories they might share with friends or family members.
2. Two 90 minute presentations where participants first explore the value of writing their memories and receive guidelines and critique on writing done during part of each session. Participants in the two part presentation will also be encouraged to reflect on how their memories influence their retirement choices.
Discover Yourself and Stay Happily Married in Retirement
This three part workshop helps individuals uncover their expectations for retirement and discover how to make them a reality. It may be offered as a full day program or in three 90 minute sessions.
Part I: Say Yes To A Joyful Retirement
“Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.” ~Khalil Gibran
Understand the different expectations husbands and wives have about retirement, common emotional challenges and the value of compromise.
Part II: Build On Your Strengths
“The path toward our future is found by living fully in our present.” ~The Appreciative Way
Identify your individual needs and strengths and learn how to build on them to form stronger relationships.
Part III: Positive Thinking Creates Miracles
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” ~Joseph Campbell
Clarify your retirement needs and goals and stay happily married through laughter, compromise, love and positive thinking.
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