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Old 06-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Notmuchlonger View Post
When both people are doing what they want there is nothing to worry about.
+1. I think DH was apprehensive with my ER initially because he thought I would have too much free time and end up nagging him. Turns out, I keep myself pretty busy and liking what I do. Also, he has more home-cooked meals - something I know he enjoys.

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #22
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I've been retired for 5+ years and DW won't retire for 4 more years. So far, I'd say that it has worked out pretty well. I've relieved her of most household chores - cooking, cleaning, shopping and yard work and she appreciates it. We still do things together on the weekends and all summer (she teaches). So, it seems like there is a compromise between both working or both retired that can work.
I just ER'd and DW still enjoys working and will work until 45. Like you, I am taking over the household chores so it's a trade-off and so far it seems to work out well. While both working, I would drive us to and from everyday- been doing that for the past 12+ years so she knows that it kind of takes its toll on me and the stress level goes up over time. She actually wanted to work until 50 but I told her I would appreciate her only working until 45.

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:39 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Birchwood
The issue of age difference can be a real concern if your partner is very much involved at work and you are free and wants to roam around a lot.

"To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive". Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage (1878)
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