Tag Archives: anxiety-avoidance cycle

  1. Homeowner Stresses and Social Support


    August 20, 2017 by Jean

    Owning a home can be a source of great pleasure, but maintaining a house can be very stressful. The stress …
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  2. Growing Older: Independence and Needing Help


    July 15, 2013 by Jean

    For much of my life, I’ve been regarded as a fiercely independent person. When I was in my early teens, …
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  3. On A Roll


    June 28, 2013 by Jean

    My big retirement transition focus for this summer is preparing the house I have lived in part-time for more than …
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  4. Time And A Million Dollars


    June 20, 2013 by Jean

    For many, the dream of retirement is about having the luxury of time to do things that work never left …
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  5. Retirement Preview: The Anxiety-Avoidance Cycle


    June 14, 2013 by Jean

    I am now in week four of my “retirement preview” summer, and I have been paying attention to how I …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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