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