Old Acquaintances/Old Memories

In the past 2 weeks, I’ve run into 2 old acquaintances. Over 20 years ago, both of these women were integral parts of my life.   But over time, we lost touch and we don't even exchange Christmas cards any more. We’re not even Facebook friends. It raises the question for me, why did the Universe … Continue reading Old Acquaintances/Old Memories

Retirement & New Relationships

Following my last post on finding a new herd, I thought I’d look back on one of the biggest changes I’ve experienced in my transition into retirement - relationship connections. Even 3 years into retirement this continues to be a personal challenge. While I was working, I interacted with a lot of people every day. … Continue reading Retirement & New Relationships

What is Friendship?

Recently I wrote about focusing on friendship to build stronger relationship connections in this next stage of life.   With the loss of so many of my connections post-working, I’ve had to re-think what does friendship really mean. When I retired, I lost a significant portion of people I considered to be friends. These friends were … Continue reading What is Friendship?

Re-establishing a Relationship Profile

All the books & blogs on retirement agree: active healthy relationships are critical for healthy aging. There are four major relationship areas in a person’s life, and the transition to retirement can stress, change, or eliminate your "relationship profile" overnight.  As with all my transitioning, understanding how my relationship profile was changing and then addressing … Continue reading Re-establishing a Relationship Profile