In Retirement

An Emotional Adjustment

Your financial portfolio is not the only consideration as begin life in retirement. Some people make the transition into retirement smoothly. Others experience an initial period of excitement followed by a sense of loss. According to the American Psychological Association, retirement may be accompanied by:

  • The loss of career identity
  • The loss of workplace support networks
  • The need to redefine spousal relationships
  • The need to find new purpose through hobbies, volunteer work, or other activities

Several studies have found that people who engage in their communities through volunteer work, part-time work, and other activities are happiest in retirement. If you would like to learn more, please contact my office by calling 1-914-725-8790 or sending an e-mail to leitrsm@optonline.net.