My Early Retirement is Great, but Hubby’s Bored
I think men have a tougher time with retirement.
My husband and I are both retired military and both have pensions and high passive income from our robust stock and real estate portfolio.
I retired in my late 40’s and have been active with my hobbies and taking care of the house and college-bound kids. Now we have an empty nest and I love having so much free time and am grateful for this life of leisure/travel.
Hubby is in early retirement at 57 and bored. He’s got physical issues that prevent him from working out like he used to and is not as social or interested in meeting new people as I am. We watch shows at night but I can see him adrift during the day. He’s not into household chores, diy projects or gardening.
It’s ironic that we spent the first two decades together juggling kids, careers, deployments, etc, to achieve early retirement and financial wealth, and now that we’ve accomplished our goal, one of us is not so content with life.