Tag Archives: friendship

  1. Retirement as an Expansive Time of Life

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    November 3, 2018 by Jean

    I used to chuckle about retirees who claimed they couldn’t remember how they previously found time to hold a job, …
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  2. Social Isolation, Social Engagement, and Networks of Support

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    September 30, 2018 by Jean

    At last week’s meeting of my Solo Seniors support group, the discussion turned to the topic of social isolation. As …
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  3. Homeowner Stresses and Social Support

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    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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  4. New Year’s Check-Up: Wellbeing

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    January 16, 2017 by Jean

    In my last post, I focused on evaluating my use of time and money as I begin my third year …
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  5. Help From Friends

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    November 28, 2016 by Jean

    I recently joined a Facebook group for “elder orphans” – older people without spouses, partners or children. This is a …
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  6. Social Class, Social Etiquette and Social Anxiety

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    June 5, 2016 by Jean

    I was surprised when several readers responded to my recent post on friendship by saying that I seem to have …
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  7. The Unexpected Flowering of New Friendships

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    May 31, 2016 by Jean

    When I contemplated retirement, I expected it to be a time for the flowering of friendship. I was looking forward …
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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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