How Your Relationship can Thrive in Retirement

(3 customer reviews)


This book is a guide to help you make the adjustments to your relationship that retirement often requires.


Life in our 50s and 60s is a time of great change. It can be both wonderful and challenging for any relationship. This book is a guide to help you make the adjustments to your relationship that retirement often requires.

Most retirement planning doesn’t pay much attention to relationships, but the reality is that unless we are happy in our important relationships, life in retirement won’t be truly satisfying. Living with your partner 24/7 isn’t always easy and often requires some adjustments and compromises.

This book, written by experienced relationship counsellor, Sandra Kimball, gives you lots of practical advice on how to make your relationship stronger and happier as you adapt to a new life after full time work.

So what’s in the book?

Here’s a sample of some of the chapter headings –

Leaving work – Who are you when you wake up in the morning 

Facing unaccustomed togetherness

Communication – Listening for a change

Sexuality – Beyond body parts

Forgive the past – release resentments

Modern families

When one of you gets sick

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Sandra’s prose is like a gentle, loving hand that guides us through the sometimes dark and frightening nooks and crannies of our later years. One could not ask for a kinder, wiser or more reassuring guide through the landscape of our relationships in later life.

William Hathaway

Associate Director Science and Medicine, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Yale University
This book is primarily designed for those coming into their fifties and sixties to help them consider how to face future challenges together. Having said that, anyone in a long term relationship regardless of where it is at, will take something positive away from this book.

Philip Armstrong

CEO Australian Counsellors Assoc. Inc

3 reviews for How Your Relationship can Thrive in Retirement

  1. Scott Farrell

    After being married for 35 years, I wasn’t expecting to have relationship tensions when we were both retired, but that’s what happened. This book helped us to understand why we were having troubles and more importantly, it showed us what we could do to get past the conflict areas. Fortunately we are now enjoying a happier retirement.

  2. Jennifer Fairlie

    I didn’t realise that being retired could cause stresses on what had been a long and fairly good relationship. Having both of us at home all the time caused tensions, especially around money and sharing household jobs. After reading this book my husband and I got a better understanding of what was happening to us and how we could get our relationship back on track.

  3. Maxine Tonken

    I only wish my financial adviser had mentioned that retirement might not be smooth sailing when both of us are home 24/7. But no – we thought it would be easy and when our relationship became quite strained we had to go looking for some help.
    Fortunately my sister told us about this book and after we both read it and used the work book pages at the end of each chapter we got a far better understanding of where we were and what we could do to repair our relationship. The book is easy to read and it certainly helped us.

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