WHEN YOUR HUSBAND RETIRES by Mollie Hart

WHEN YOUR HUSBAND RETIRES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mrs. Hart complements her husband's earlier book, Retirement: A New Outlook for the Individual (Harcourt, Brace, 1957) with her personal findings on, before and after R-Day and with a feminine look at the picture of a man in the house all day long. Hers is a practical persuader not only on how to behave but on questions of changing residence, decrease in income, constructive activities, the existing potentials for irritation or pleasure. She is also concerned with care and treatment during the ordeal of the actual farewell to a routine business life; the necessity for the wife to be fully cognizant of the whole financial picture; the discipline of spending- and a budgeting satisfactory to both; the areas of health, food -- and drink; and the pros and cons of constant companionship. Her experiences and those of others she uses for illustration should be helpful to the many women who are faced with this situation (she strongly recommends voluntary retirement as a counter to the shock that obligatory measures seem to entail) and her honest counsel is worth study.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1960
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts