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Old 06-13-2019, 03:29 PM
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. I've been retired for a few years now. I have noticed that I don't handle stress as well as I used to. On an average day my only stress is my sons school grades ( got a d+ in honors chemistry this year)

now that im out of th work force and not dealing with the day to day stress of working with other people, when a stressful situation comes up I just don't seem to be able to handle it like I used to. Is this just me or have any of you other retirees noticed the same thing?
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:35 PM
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A D+ in honors chem still makes your kid pretty smart. Chill out, don’t sweat the small stuff.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:36 PM
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You are becoming an Old Fogy. LOL... Now You have time to dwell on things.When Working and raising a Family,You don't have time too!
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. I've been retired for a few years now. I have noticed that I don't handle stress as well as I used to. On an average day my only stress is my sons school grades ( got a d+ in honors chemistry this year) now that im out of th work force and not dealing with the day to day stress of working with other people, when a stressful situation comes up I just don't seem to be able to handle it like I used to. Is this just me or have any of you other retirees noticed the same thing?
I am still a few years away but have two close friends who are recent retirees. I have notice a big jump in their stress level about everyday things they use to not stress about. I think it is because they do not have bigger things to focus on. They spend all day focussing on little stuff much of which they can do nothing about and never would have tried to when they working and didn't have time.

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It’s normal, soon you will be yelling GET OFF MY LAWN...
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Two years into retirement and I am slowly becoming more laid back.....I have a long way to go..
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While in the work force there at always problems, some big. By nature we deal with the biggest problem that demand our attention. You are doing the same thing. You just don’t have the big problems any more. Let’s hope it stays that way. One health issue and you won’t even give a crap about a D+
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My remaining stress will be gone very soon. Just sold my rental house. Now i can really enjoy retirement.

I really got rid of most stress prior to retirement. Everything i have is mine...not the banks. Unbelievable how the stress just goes away.
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My only major stress, having been retired for 15 years, is my 94 YO mother who can worry the scales off a fish. Next on the list are people or companies that don't do what they promise. All the rest of the chit don't bother me a bit.
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My only major stress, having been retired for 15 years, is my 94 YO mother who can worry the scales off a fish. Next on the list are people or companies that don't do what they promise. All the rest of the chit don't bother me a bit.
read my post on elderly licenses.

As we age and understand how stuff REALLY works, our tolerance for government and juvenile ignorance evaporates.

When we were 30, we THOUGHT we knew everything. At 70, we DO "know everything".
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Yea, Bill, I read your posts and it's a major crock, particularly when she's been seeing the dr all along. Funny the same lawmakers that are requiring ID for a doctors office are opposed to an ID at the votingbooth.
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.... At 70, we DO "know everything".
Speak for yourself. I’m pretty sure @70, I will still be rusty when it comes to Quantum physics....
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I have an uncle who has always been the life of the party, great guy to hang around with and overall nice guy. He just turned 75 and it seems little things set him off. Road Rage, politics, stock market, etc.

He has plenty of money to last for the rest of his life but he worries about nickles and dimes to the point that he will drive a dozen miles to another gas station because it is ''x'' pennies a gallon cheaper.

His stress and worry over money has consumed him. Every conversation now has a dollar amount attached to it. This cost this, I saved ''x'' on that. I'm not going to fly down to Florida the airfare is too high, etc.

We are saddened by his change in behavior but I guess it's his age and his lack of a job to do to keep him occupied.
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OP you do not give your age. I suspect you are WAY younger than normal retirement age.
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Yea, Bill, I read your posts and it's a major crock, particularly when she's been seeing the dr all along. Funny the same lawmakers that are requiring ID for a doctors office are opposed to an ID at the votingbooth.
Yep. I believe your mom is having issues..what will happen when HER license expires?

The "doc" is Bascom-Palmer, a BIG Miami based eye outfit, so I'm not surprised. It just catches you off-guard, with very little recourse.
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Speak for yourself. I’m pretty sure @70, I will still be rusty when it comes to Quantum physics....
LOL..even tho I tutored Stephen Hawking. I'm having troubles also..........
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. I've been retired for a few years now. I have noticed that I don't handle stress as well as I used to. On an average day my only stress is my sons school grades ( got a d+ in honors chemistry this year)

now that im out of th work force and not dealing with the day to day stress of working with other people, when a stressful situation comes up I just don't seem to be able to handle it like I used to. Is this just me or have any of you other retirees noticed the same thing?
I have 2 boys. When 1st on was in 1st semester at University he managed to piss away time and money. Caused a bit of anxiety around the house at Xmas time since that is when the grades would come in.

I would get stressed and I am working and at this point only real reason is to make sure these 2 boys get started down the right path.

If I were retired it would weigh on me even more if they were not performing in school.

Me thinks it's normal you would feel this way.
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When we were 30, we THOUGHT we knew everything. At 70, we DO "know everything".
It's just at 70 your brain has lost the ability to realize how much you really don't know!
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I've been retired about 10 years, live alone, the beach and the inlet are about a 10 min walk away, what's this stress thing you talk about?
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It's just at 70 your brain has lost the ability to realize how much you really don't know!
LOL..speak for yourself. Take your ideas and get offf my lawn....
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