Answer: They are all in the midst of transitions and not sure how to handle them.
As Sue considers retirement, she reported, "I know I will be a retirement failure. I've been struggling with the 'afterlife' for about five years; indeed, this is the most difficult 'transition' I have experienced, and it seems to be the case with many professional women of our ilk. We don't want to 'roll bandages.' What else is there?"
Retire? Never. The week after I retired, a reporter called to interview me about a project. At the end of the interview, she asked how I wanted to be identified. I could not get the words “I am retired” out.
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People of all ages have questions about "what's next." Baby boomers have many questions. Can they afford to retire? Where do they want to retire? How to get meaning in their lives? Should they make a career change? Younger individuals question whether they are on the right path. And older people begin to question what they will do in retirement.Editorial Controls Editorial Status: No Status