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Retirement as stress source

Here’s an odd bit of news. Despite the fact that people look forward to it, plan for it for their whole lives, and have fantasies about how great it’s going to be, retirement actually is a pretty stressful event.

Check out the Holmes- Rahe Stress Inventory at the American Institute of Stress (http://www.stress.org/holmes-rahe-stress-inventory/) and the mean value placed on retirement from work.

Retirement is one of life’s top ten stressors.

Some of the others include the death of a spouse, divorce, being fired and a major personal injury or illness.