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Too Much Togetherness: Surviving Retirement as a Couple

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Look forward to a happier retirement with this fantastic guidebook for couples. You are not alone in your quest for a retirement that is both rewarding and productive. Filled with stories and tips, this book will successfully lead you and your spouse to cope with the changes that retirement brings. Grow closer together and retain your sanity as you fall in love all over ag ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published May 8th 2011 by Bonneville (first published January 1st 2011)
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Janice Forbes
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it
A fresh look at retirement for Baby Boomers, that seeks to consider the differing perspectives of men and women, and to suggest resolutions that respect and value both parties. There are a few optional suggestions to "get your husband to" do whatever, with which I disagree. It is true, Boomer women have lived lives more challenging and full of change than their male counterparts, but this does not mean we should also then become part of the solution to their life problems in retirement. I find t ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is for Her, not for couples.

The title of this book is misleading. It should be "Surviving retirement as a wife." The word "you" is directed at Her with the exception of one chapter. But more to the point, this is a man-bashing book. The author's four categories of retired men are all negative stereotypes; the entire book is just a curated collection of stories describing lazy, self absorbed, over bearing men. And men who were successful in their careers are the worst! They must have so
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
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I was really disappointed in this book. I picked it up because I'd read an article by the author, and expected her to give some suggestions on the subject of the subtitle. Instead, I found her repeating the same comments over and over about how tough it is, but without ever really giving much advice that seemed helpful to me. Furthermore, she seemed to have a real gender bias: sometimes she implies that women could handle retirement just fine if it weren't for their husbands hanging around the h ...more
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