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Old 07-18-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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We have been retired since '88 and married 59 years,we get a long fine,the only change would be that I do most of the cooking and get breakfast ready,usually melon and banana to start.

Almost 60 years of marriage is fantastic. You could probably write the book on marriage and retirement for the rest of us.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Hoooray for men who cook.
I can
1. Fry eggs.
2. Brown hamburger meat and pour off the grease.
3. Heat up a can of soup (after opening the can and transferring the soup to a small pot).
4. Make tuna helper or hamburger helper (see #2 above).

Does that count?
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I can
1. Fry eggs.
2. Brown hamburger meat and pour off the grease.
3. Heat up a can of soup (after opening the can and transferring the soup to a small pot).
4. Make tuna helper or hamburger helper (see #2 above).

Does that count?
Well, as one former teacher to another, it sounds like you are making good progress.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Well, as one former teacher to another, it sounds like you are making good progress.
Not sure about the progress, as I could do all those things 30 years ago, but I sure did get a kick out of your sense of humor in that response!
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I can
1. Fry eggs.
2. Brown hamburger meat and pour off the grease.
3. Heat up a can of soup (after opening the can and transferring the soup to a small pot).
4. Make tuna helper or hamburger helper (see #2 above).

Does that count?
If I let my husband cook, that's all we would ever eat hamburger helper...
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I learned:

He was use to being in charge.
He couldn't figure out what to do with his time.
He couldn't get into a routine of helping around the house.
He was bored and had no hobbies and couldn't seem to develop any.

On the other side of the coin:

He was very complimentary of how I kept everything up.
He was romantic.
He was generous and caring.
He loved me.

Not working did not make him happy, so he got a part time job, worked right up until he died.

He was a good man, I still miss him!
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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This coming Saturday is our 39th wedding anniversary. Where has the time gone?

We've been retired together for five years now. I've learned that my husband needs something to do at all times. The man can't sit still and relax. I like this, however, because it gets him out of the house for daily golf games and it keeps the little things around the house that need to be done caught up.

We've completely remodeled the house, helped two family members move into new houses, had a garage sale, and taken some day trips together all within the past six months. We're planning to take a long vacation within the next two months. I've learned that we work well together as a team and I love to travel with him. He makes life interesting. He truly is the love of my life!
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: NC
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My DH has always worked long hours, overtime, etc. He did the outside of the house, I did the inside and ALL the kid (4 of them) related things. ALL of them.And worked part time , all I was able, since he couldn't/wouldn't handle 4 small kids.
We have finally retired, and what I have discovered is that he feels this is HIS retirement. Someone still has to do laundry, clean the house, cook, etc. and that is me.Yes we do get out, but he seems to block out the "have to do" stuff, adding to it by being lazy and leaving things about. We're not arguing about it, and I'm giving him time to come down from his retirement high.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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My DH has always worked long hours, overtime, etc. He did the outside of the house, I did the inside and ALL the kid (4 of them) related things. ALL of them.And worked part time , all I was able, since he couldn't/wouldn't handle 4 small kids.
We have finally retired, and what I have discovered is that he feels this is HIS retirement. Someone still has to do laundry, clean the house, cook, etc. and that is me.Yes we do get out, but he seems to block out the "have to do" stuff, adding to it by being lazy and leaving things about. We're not arguing about it, and I'm giving him time to come down from his retirement high.
Women never really retire.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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If I had to eat what my husband cooked, I'd starve.
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