Retirees Learn to Avoid the Mt. Everest of Their Life Through New Book

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Psychologist Peter K. Rimbach discusses the phenomenon of retirement for those in their late sixties and early seventies.

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According to author Peter K. Rimbach, Ph.D., retirement – a phase when a person stops from active work approximately in their late sixties – “has to be one of the most misunderstood and least addressed psychological issues of our times.” The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) indicates that “complete retirement leads to a 5-16 percent increase in difficulties associated with mobility and daily activities, a 5-6 percent increase in illness conditions, (and) 6-9 percent decline in mental health.”

Rimbach’s RETIREMENT: Life’s Mt. Everest is an informative and enlightening book that gives readers an in-depth look at “man’s journey through psychological hell.” It aims to study this phenomenon and discuss the events that take place because of the unprepared quantum shift that takes place.

Retirement can produce a feeling of worthlessness, loneliness, being lost, frustration, depression, and anger. Unless the person rather quickly finds what he considers a meaningful activity, this disturbing attitude will persist. It can become progressively worse. In some cases, it even leads to divorce, alcoholism, or in severe cases, death.

Furthermore, this book discusses about the aging individual, about identities and egos, references and research, providing a perspective, and describes the “Inner Man.” It shares why retirement affects men much more than women, and relates the author’s own viewpoint of this phenomenon. Most importantly, it shares what retirees can do to make their journey a meaningful one with the help of suggestions and tips by the author.

Meant for readers who are approaching the “third age,” RETIREMENT: Life’s Mt. Everest, will guide them to embrace a life-changing phase with much excitement and enthusiasm.

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RETIREMENT: Life’s Mt. Everest * by Peter K. Rimbach, Ph.D.
Man’s Journey Through Psychological Hell
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 218 pages; 978-1-4628-8554-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 218 pages; 978-1-4628-8555-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-8556-5

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