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Your comment makes me think of something my mom said...

....She said one of the biggest adjustments after they retired was that they were both home all the time and thus had more chances to get on each others' nerves. She's never been the type to sit around the house idle, so she was (and still is) always going places—museums, tours and lectures at the National Gallery of Art, things like that. Dad sat around the house more messing with the PC because he kind of felt like after a lifetime of going to work every day, he had earned the right to sit on his arse if he wanted to (he sometimes went to the lectures with her; they also went to things like concerts at Strathmore and they travelled around the world, so he wasn't sitting idle all the time). Mom said it was important to figure out that balance of having things to do outside of the house both for time away from each other and so she wouldn't get annoyed if she thought he was sitting around too much.

I'm only coming up on ten years of being married, but I think I get what she means in that Ms1995hoo and I both know how to get on each others' nerves if we want to do so, so that must be all the more true after almost 50 years (my father died just over a month before their 50th anniversary).

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Posted: 02/14/2020 at 2:48PM


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