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Old 01-28-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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When retired, most couples would have more time to spend with each other. People may begin discover things that annoy them about their partner they might not have noticed before.

I have been home this last week and went over to see my grandparents today. He had a partial knee replacement done Monday and some bone spurs cleaned off and was scheduled for therapy today. For 81, he was pretty mobile on his walker and didn't seem to have all that much trouble getting around the house, but constantly complained about how the doctors did nothing but inflict pain on him and acted like he was the only one who ever had a knee surgery. The grandmother was constantly belittling him and nagging him like he was a complete invalid. His complaining and her nagging is making the situation far worse than it needs to be! This goes on all the time, but has just ramped up with his recent knee problems.

It looks like they're going to do nothing but fight and squabble during the whole course of this knee deal. Did you squabble more with your partner after retirement into old age?
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:07 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Squabble? Maybe. We are in each other's company a huge percentage of the day. Fight? Definitely not, nothing ever gets to that tone.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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We like to squabble, whatever that means.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We've always squabbled. I don't think we do it more than we used to.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We like to squabble, whatever that means.
We've been throwing dishes for years, keeps us in shape lol.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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There are numerous threads about this topic if you took the time to do a search. It's quite easy.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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Make-up sex is the best.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Glad you're back, Serious....hadn't seen you in awhile, thought maybe the book was finished. Doesn't seem like you're getting much good info here for this chapter, though...
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:04 AM
 
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we find we squabble less as we now develop even more common interests to keep us focused elsewhere then on the things we would squabble about .

we are both very in to photography , the gym , shooting guns competitively and now that i got back in to drumming again she wants to learn so 2 hours a day are devoted to drumming for us ..

between all that the daily chatter rarely has room for arguing .
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:26 AM
 
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It's our hobby!

More squabbling? Probably yes but I love him more than ever in retirement. We're buddies.
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