Adjustment of Self-esteem
In my years as a Gerontologist studying the research and in listening to my friends and family and others that I ask, I have learned that despite all of the financial and logistical adjustments that have to be made during retirement (either good or bad adjustments), the MOST important adjustment that seems to have an impact on not only the retiree, but those around them, is the adjustment of self-esteem.
Why would that be? Why would self-esteem be so greatly impacted during retirement? What happens to the worker? The marriage? The family day-to-day dynamics? Give me your thoughts on why….
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