One of the great problems men experience entering the "golden years" is whether to work or not - not just at a paid job, but in pursuit of constructive enterprise. Encouraged by well-meaning family, men take on volunteer work, remodel homes, or build furniture in their garage. It all seems creative and meaningful, and Read More
The Grief Men Feel in Retirement
November 18, 2012
Tags: aging, retirement, men's issues
Feb 17, 2015 4:37 AM EST
This is well done. It is hard for me and other men, I am sure, to let go of doing things, jumping in the car, heading to work, stopping at some coffee shop and getting a cup for the road, maybe a bagel too. Then zipping around the office, into and out of other offices, cubicles, on the computer, writing, editing, in meeting after meeting, then finally heading home. Doing rather than being. As I am 63 and retired, sort of, from a partial disability, blind in one eye, I am just looking for some peace of mind. But I know that my psychological being needs to grow, and struggle, with this whole option of what it means to be a man now, and what my soul really needs and how I can give to others...
- Gary Sorock