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Valentine’s Day Wisdom for Retired Couples

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The great novelist Gabriel García Márquez once said of his wife Mercedes, “I know her so well, she is completely and utterly unknown to me.”

After 56 years of marriage, that’s a curious thing to say.

The gist is this: Human beings are constantly changing and evolving. Retirement is a great opportunity for couples to become reacquainted, to drop old judgements and perceptions and keep the door open for mystery and surprise.

“In that unknowing,” writes author and speaker Roger Housden, “differences fall away and love arises.”

Meanwhile, protecting your physical and financial health can go a long way toward reducing the stress of retirement on your relationship. Supplemental health coverage through your association and AMBA can cover out-of-pocket costs and various services Medicare doesn’t. Learn more online or call 866-979-0497.

Think you know your spouse?

Unknow!

As the Zen saying goes, not knowing is most intimate.

SOURCE: Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have by Roger Housden

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