Originally Posted by Ally
We were planning on him working 2 more years to get a higher pension, but he is eligible now anyway.
Not to be a wise a**, but your statement expressed your
What are his?
BTW, I've been retired a few years; I've already cleaned out the basement/garage, based upon my DW's "direction" (even since she is not retired, as yet)
I assume your "partnership" is strong. So what is the "combined thought" of both of you. IMHO, that's what is most important as either/both pass on to the next phase of your life.
You expressed that "cleaning out" was his responsibility only (by the words you spoke). Do you really mean that?
The dynamics of retiring (especially for a situation of one who retires, and one who continues to be employed) can be stressful. DW/me represent that situation. While we originally decided to retire the same month (four years ago), I retired "on schedule". But guess what? She continues to w*rk. She found that she was not "emotionally ready" to do so.
It's not a simple solution when you retire (planned or not) and you need to understand that sometimes, things just can't be planned out...