The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, based on the work of psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe, ranks retirement from work as number 10 on a list of the 43 most stressful life events.
Among the retirees that Canadian sociologist Michelle Pannor Silver interviewed for her book ‘Retirement and its Discontents’ were a number of former physicians and chief executives, whose career successes had often come at the expense of family life and self-care.
This article was originally published by Nucleus, as part of their Illuminate series. You can keep up with all future updates by clicking here.
Full Disclosure: Nothing on this site should ever be considered to be advice, research or an invitation to buy or sell any financial products.