Our life can be viewed as three stages. In the first, we are told what to do and when to do it by our parents and teachers. In the second, our employers give us directions, usually with set working hours. In the third stage, when we retire, what we do with our time and lives is something we must decide. The transition into retirement, with seemingly endless options, can be challenging. Most books on retirement concentrate on the financial aspects of retirement. This is book does not. This is a workbook crafted to help you plan your own life after work: both long-term and day-to-day. It does not tell you what to do; it provides you with the tools to create your own action plan. The book leads you and your partner through a series of exercises designed to help you understand and focus on what is important to you, and make the decisions which will help give your retirement years a structure. The book includes access to a kit of forms and exercises; a workbook for planning your retirement.
About the Authors:
Dr. Ronald W. Richardson, BA, MDiv, DMin, has been a marriage
counselor and family therapist since 1976. He was formerly the
Executive Director and Director of Training at the North Shore
Counselling Centre in British Columbia. He was also on the
faculty of the Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Association.
He is active as a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor
of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
and is a Diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral
Lois Richardson, MA Journalism, has worked as a newspaper
reporter, magazine writer, and non-fiction book editor for
publishers and government in the U.S. and Canada. She and
Ron retired at ages 53 and 58 and have lived happily ever after.
Like many busy retirees, she doesn’t know where she found the
time to work for pay. Her life is full of hiking, bicycling, skiing,
kayaking, reading, going to concerts and plays, and volunteering
at a park and a library.