Fear of effect on marriage
I retire in four months. The closer I get to the day, which I have looked forward to a long time, the more anxious I am getting about how this will affect my marriage.
My husband won't retire for another 7-9 years, and I fear my new freedom in retirement will somehow lead us apart.
Maybe it's just an aspect of my anticipatory grief (about retirement, aging parents, my aging self), but this particular worry has caught me by surprise and is especially concerning.
Is this a normal part of this process? Has anyone out there experienced this? If so, how have you overcome it?