Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-13-2013, 10:41 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
robnplunder's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 1,995
Originally Posted by Mulligan View Post
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.

robnplunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #22
Walt34's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 14,136
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.

I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #23
Full time employment: Posting here.
MikeD's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 780
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.

Mike D. - Happily married for over 37 years
I just want to celebrate another day of livin'
I just want to celebrate another day of life

- R. Earth
MikeD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 13,019
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!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:01 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.