Unless you are literally joined at the hip, no couple does everything together 24/7.
When you go to a party, you might greet the hosts at the door in sync only to go your separate ways, seeking out friends with whom to discuss individual interests. On vacation, you might take a long solo walk on the beach while your spouse chooses hot yoga or an hour’s practice on the driving range. In the gym, you may walk through the door together, but each takes off in your own direction for the duration of the workout.
So it will go when you retire. Yet, some couples postpone retirement fearing a kind of forced togetherness, day-in and day-out. Our certified Fit-To-Retire coaches know how to put those anxieties to rest by helping couples plan – together and individually – a retirement lifestyle that satisfies both parties on all levels.
To start, each partner takes the Readiness Assessment separately, resulting in scores that may or may not match up. For example, you might score HIGH on Health & Nutrition while your spouse has some improvements to make.) Your coach takes that into account during your Pre-Retirement Checklist meeting when you create a master list of to-do’s list before the big day comes. Finally, your Playbooks will help you navigate this new phase of your relationship with individual and shared pursuits that will ensure a fulfilling and fun retirement for each of you.
Retirement, after all, is simply an extension of life. And, the key to a happy life is balance in all things.
Why not start today? Take our complimentary Readiness Assessment and find out how your readiness compares with your significant other’s.