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My husband was laid-of from a high-teck management job a few months after his father went reluctantly into retirement at the age of 75. His dad had dedicated much of himself to his job and had not figured out what to do with himself without his work. My husband saw this happening to his dad and decided to use his own lay-off as practice for retirement. He explored new physical and artistic activities, and we spent more time together in a quiet house with our kids in high school and collage. It actually felt really good for both of us, and he found a new balance between his work and not work self.
At the end of the month he starts a new full time job, after two years of no work and part time work. I am hopeful that he will cary his new found balance forward.
posted 2 years, 11 months ago
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