Tag Archives: friendship

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Social Life

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    December 15, 2015 by Jean

    One of the trickier aspects of retirement for me is finding the right balance between social life (connection with others) …
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  7. New Friends/Old Friends

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    July 10, 2015 by Jean

    In all my advance reading about retirement, I did not see anything that suggested retirement would be a time when …
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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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