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Old 11-13-2013, 10:41 PM   #21
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Good for you Rob that you can play golf with your wife, and enjoy it! I guess I can say I am more of a "traditionalist" concerning golf and only play with the guys. Occasionally we will see couples play ( though not often) and always crack a joke about the poor beat down guy who can't even get away from his wife by playing a round of golf.
When I retire, it will be 5 - 7 days per week playing golf with my wife. The thought of it scares me. Too much of a good thing can lead to no good.

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Old 11-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by robnplunder View Post
When I retire, it will be 5 - 7 days per week playing golf with my wife. The thought of it scares me. Too much of a good thing can lead to no good.
It can. When we first retired we sort of overdid it in the "catch up on spending time with each other" department after not being able to when working. After a while we both started to feel joined at the hip and decided that spending more time doing separate things was needed and that has worked out well.

But one has to sit down and talk about it to make sure there aren't any misunderstandings.

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Old 11-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #23
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I can't wait until my wife is retired and home all day. We are independent but still like doing everything together. I've been home alone for over 15 years and am looking forward to the togetherness.

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Old 11-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by jollystomper View Post

Perhaps I'm strange but DW and both see more time with each other as a huge benefit. We have both common and separate hobbies, and common and separate friends, so its easy to spend time apart from each other... but we both enjoy the time we have together. We fortunate it that we're both fairly fit, like to be active, and easily entertain ourselves. Out health won't last forever but while it does we want to share that active time.
Yep, after 13 years of retirement, we still enjoy doing a lot of things together - and that was a major benefit of retiring.

But there are still lots of things we each do on our own.

Every couple is different.

Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
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