04 Dec Happiness, sex and retirement!
First comes love – then comes retirement
Survey: Couples have more happiness, less sex after they stop working
The conventional wisdom about the way retirement affects married couples goes something like this: Once the husband and wife find themselves stuck in each other’s company every minute of every day, they drive each other bonkers and fretfully yearn to return to work.
If this is what you”ve imagined – or perhaps even feared – think again. A new survey of more than 1,000 55- to 75-year-olds reveals that retirement leaves most couples feeling happier, less stressed and closer to their spouses than ever before.
According to the survey, conducted by independent researchers for AARP The Magazine, 96 percent of respondents reported that their relationships remained as strong as they had been or became even stronger in retirement.
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