'What do you do?' - The Hidden Impact of Retirement
by Amyr Rocha Lima, CFP®
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.