Tag Archives: single women

  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. The Unexpected Flowering of New Friendships


    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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  3. Living Alone


    May 11, 2015 by Jean

    My experience of retirement is strongly shaped by the fact that I live alone. This is not an unusual experience, …
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  4. A Community of Caring


    July 22, 2014 by Jean

    Last week, my friend Atsuko Hirai died at home, having lived six months longer than the most optimistic prognosis she …
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  5. Retirement Preview: The Temptation to Be a Hermit


    June 4, 2013 by Jean

    It has been two weeks since I arrived in Maine for the summer. This is the last year that I …
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  6. Negotiating Retirement


    April 3, 2013 by Jean

    I have always been a “good girl”: the type of child who wanted to please the teachers; the type of …
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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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