Issues couples may face around retirement—Part 3: Remarriage

In the pre- and post-retirement years, remarriage can be complicated as it deals not only with developing a new relationship but also with the expectations any adult children may have. This is the third and final of a three-part series looking at issues couples may face approaching retirement from an interview with family therapist and author of Searching for Intimacy in Marriage, Dr Bryan Craig.

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Issues couples may face around retirement—Part 2: Divorce

Here’s the scene. We’re almost eavesdropping on a therapy session with marriage therapist and author of Searching for Intimacy in Marriage, Dr Bryan Craig. This is the second of a three-part series looking at issues couples may face when approaching retirement. Hopefully, this ‘session’ is helpful for those who are contemplating divorce.

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Issues couples may face around retirement—part 1: Transitioning

One of the problems couples often face on approaching retirement is the lack of thought they give to how it can impact on their relationship. And this may cause serious issues in the relationship, says marriage therapist and author of Searching for Intimacy in Marriage, Dr Bryan Craig.

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Investing in marriage brings satisfaction in retirement

‘I am convinced that marital counselling is an important part of the investment that people can make to get the most out of retirement.’ This comes from Michael Finke in a paper he wrote concerning finances. That’s probably why the word ‘investing’ is used.

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Podcast: What keeps marriages strong as couples get older

We applaud couples who stay married for 40 and 50  and more years, but very few marriages fulfil the fairy-tale dream they may have started out with. Couples counsellor Paul Bogacs talks about complications that can come as couples age.

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PODCAST: THE CHALLENGE OF RETIREMENT TRANSITIONING AS A COUPLE

Transitioning into retirement isn’t always easy and for couples it can be even harder. Couples counsellor Paul Bogacs talks about how couples can best work through the issues they may face. As you’ll discover, working together can make a big difference.

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Personal reflections on retirement and lessons learned

I retired more than four years ago. I was well-prepared (having completed the first draft of my book, Retirement Ready? helped). But there were still surprises and issues to address.

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Lessons from one couple’s journey to a successful retirement

Being part of a couple adds complexity to retirement planning. And this complexity needs to be worked through. I was reminded of that recently when John and Beverley were in my office for their regular review.

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5 things to do if you’re forced into an early retirement

Almost a quarter of Australians are forced to retire. There are three main reasons: loss of work, and not being able to find another job; personal health issues; or becoming a personal carer—usually for a family member. So, if this is you, what can you do? Here are 5 strategies that will help you take charge of your situation.

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Shifting in retirement: Is tasmania the new temptation?

Would you, should you retire interstate? In Australia, it seemed that in the 1970s there were many ‘southerners’ (particularly from Victoria) travelling up the Newell Highway in record numbers to live in Queensland. Now Tasmania may become the ‘Florida’ of Australia. The Apple Isle is likely to attract many who want to retire there.

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