Dorothy Confield Fisher
Those who love deeply never grow old. They may die of old age, but they die young”
educational reformer, social activist, and author
Research shows that people who have fulfilling relationships live long and happy lives. Since feeling a part of something is vital during RetiremeantTM, it is important to nurture your social connections from different areas of your life.
Making space in your life for you is important – and daily solitude should be your starting point if you want to achieve self-understanding and self-acceptance. You are better positioned to build strong, healthy and lasting relationships with others once you have established a meaningful relationship with yourself.
Whether your life before retirement consisted of working or being a stay-at-home parent, you had built-in daily contact with a variety of people. Now you have to make a conscious effort to interact with others.
RetiremeantTM brings the opportunity to develop a network of meaningful relationships across all areas of your life. You may decide to join a club or society with like-minded people. There is sure to be an association of people who share your passions – and best of all, you’ll have more time to enjoy them!