“This book grabs you from the first page with relatable, real life examples of the sometimes harsh transition from professional life to retirement…This is a lovely, refreshing book that goes beyond merely adjusting to retirement..." comments one reviewer.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
Robert Delamontagne, Ph.D., an authority on the psychological aspects of retirement, will appear on the CBS KCAL9 TV News at Noon on Friday, July 24, 2011 in Los Angeles. He will discuss his new best-selling book, Honey, I’m Home: How to Prevent or Resolve Marriage Conflicts Caused by Retirement and his previous work, The Retiring Mind. During his guest segment, he’ll touch on:
- Why marriage conflicts often increase in retirement
- How personality type differences often cause problems
- Why increased self-awareness is essential to a happy retirement
- Which personality types struggle with emotional adjustment
- How to prevent emotional problems during retirement examined in "The Retiring Mind" and "Honey, I'm Home" books
- How to live in the moment and enjoy retirement’s serendipity.
The Retiring Mind is ranked among the top ten bestsellers in the non-financial retirement category on Amazon. His newest work, Honey I’m Home, is rising quickly through the Amazon bestseller list among its selections under the Health/Mind/Body/Relationships/Marriage categories. One reviewer praised Honey, I’m Home, noting, “This book grabs you from the first page with relatable, real life examples of the sometimes harsh transition from professional life to retirement…This is a lovely, refreshing book that goes beyond merely adjusting to retirement, and into the realm of personal growth. You won't be able to put it down.”
Dr. Delamontagne’s subject is particularly timely as evidence points to increasing distress among retirement age couples. While divorce rates are dropping for all other age groups, divorce rates are climbing for those over 60. Experts estimate that an astounding 50 percent of retirees suffer some form of emotional distress within a year of leaving the job, while 25% are at risk for experiencing serious emotional difficulties. “These problems aren’t surprising, because everything changes suddenly when you retire: structure, surroundings, schedules, objectives, expectations, daily activities, your sources of personal fulfillment, people you encounter,” comments Dr. Delamontagne, who has been in demand for media interviews and speaking engagements. “Retirees often have trouble admitting discontent because retirement is viewed as a glorious time of freedom from stress and life’s demands. It’s ok to admit difficulty and my books have been written to help resolve it thoughtfully, economically and independently.”
The Retiring Mind walks the reader through analytical steps that pinpoint personality traits, identify potential problem areas and increase self-awareness. “This book also introduces a series of Happiness Realizations that have been shown to create greater peace and contentment,” says Dr. Delamontagne. Honey, I’m Home builds on the first book, presenting additional insights and techniques that help solve common retirement challenges. “For example, readers learn how to recognize achievement addiction, which occurs because highly successful people tend to derive their primary sense of self from their work accomplishments, “ Dr. Delamontagne explains. Readers also learn to identify and manage already existing influences that can cause marital problems upon retirement – early family experiences, psychological health, personality type conflicts and differences between sexes.
Dr. Robert P. Delamontagne, is the President of Fairview Imprints LLC and a leading expert on the psychological dynamics of retirement. He is the author of The Retiring Mind: How to Make the Psychological Transition to Retirement, which is dedicated to helping retirees manage the negative psychological affects often encountered after retirement. He is the founder and past chairman of EduNeering, Inc. (now Kaplan EduNeering), one of the first online learning companies dedicated to serving the healthcare industry. He obtained a Ph.D in educational psychology from Georgia State University and currently lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania and Marco Island, Florida with his wife Sherrilyn. Visit http://www.theretiringmind.com for more information.
To schedule an interview with Delamontagne or receive a review copy of Honey, I’m Home and/or The Retiring Mind, please contact Joanne Esplin at (215) 801-7676 or jesplin(at)fitzgeraldesplin(dot)com.