Questions To Ask Before Couples Retire

Couples heading into retirement are about to enter a wonderful new world together. This is your time to spend with each other doing what you both want to do without the distraction of work. All of those dreams of traveling the world, pursuing hobbies of your choice, catching up with family, and generally focusing on what you are passionate about are coming to be.

But do you know what your spouse is most passionate about? Do you know their thoughts about what retirement should consist of? Do you really have an idea of how the two of you will spend the next twenty to thirty years together without driving each other crazy?

Before the good times get started, you want to be sure you are both on the same page. What one considers the perfect retirement scenario may be far from how your partner sees things. Take the time to discuss and ask each other those important questions before you retire. This preparation will help identify any areas of possible concern as well as help you to see things from the perspective of both of you.

A successful and fulfilling retirement has to work for both of you.

This weeks blog for US News & World asks the important questions to help couples prepare for a fulfilling and happy retirement. Have a read of 7 Questions  Couples Should Ask Before Retirement

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About LoveBeingRetired

Dave Bernard is a California born and raised author and blogger with an extensive 30 year career in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 300 blogs for US News & World On Retirement and his personal blog Retirement – Only the Beginning. He has authored three books: "Are you just existing and calling it a life?"; "I want to retire! Essential Considerations for the Retiree to Be"; and " Navigating the Retirement Jungle". Dave was also a contributing writer for the books 65 Things to do when you Retire (“Positive Aging – Old is the New Young”) as well as 65 Things to do when you Retire – TRAVEL (“Travel to Discover your Family Heritage”). He lives in sunny California with his wife, his Boston Terrier "Frank" and a passion for the San Jose Sharks.

2 thoughts on “Questions To Ask Before Couples Retire

  1. This seems to be a huge problem with many couples I have talked to. Even if they did talk before hand, and agreed on almost everything, they often find out that things don’t turnout the way they planned.

    • Thanks Kathy – the only constant is change as they say. But as you say it is the talking about things up front to open discussions that offers our best chance to get through challenges as they may arise.

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