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When you begin the longest holiday period of your life, relationships come right to the forefront, be they existing ones or new ones forged as you transition into this new chapter, and its these relationships, and how you approach them, that can help to make this period rewarding and fulfilling.


Your spouse isn’t the only person you’ll be seeing more often in retirement. Your relationships with the rest of your friends and family are also going to change now that you’re no longer working. This too can be difficult, as many of the people you spent your workdays with recede from your day-to-day routine.

But this can also be a wonderful opportunity to connect with the people who matter the most to you. Once you and your spouse make it through the initial adjustment period, you’ll be able to spend time doing the things that brought you together in the first place. Planning trips and extended holidays around your children and grandchildren will create meaningful experiences that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.

Your social calendar also gets a whole lot bigger. Fill it up! Organize your friends for a weekly round of golf. Plan date nights with other retired couples. If there are people you lost touch with due to the grind of working and raising a family, reconnect.

However you choose to spend your retirement, these relationships will be central, so its important to ask yourself some big questions about how you would really Really  like to spend this time in the most satisfying fulfilling fashion.

Here at Hartcliff, we can help you ask yourself these questions and help put the answers into context and help you imagine your retirement , and those all important relationships, in a fulfilling but realistic way! It starts with a phone call to us on 01226 446135 or email and let’s begin to be ARTistic!


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