Practically The practical side of marriage… Your experience, when entering retirement and living it, is going to be unique to you. But however you react, and no matter what plans you make, it is going to have an impact on others. Especially your life partner. This means it is no time to take a solo voyage oblivious to the way your new role may be creating waves for others. As the saying goes, ‘no man – or woman – is an island’. Our lives are entwined with the lives of others. Those closest to you will now have expectations of you –‘more time to help’. And even some fears – ‘under my feet all day’. It is also possible that your assumptions about how this new era will work are not shared as fully by your partner and that can lead to resentment. Found a way to enrich your marriage in retirement? Share it by joining our Facebook community and Sign Up to our blog.