Fi­ance ig­nores fi­nan­cial ad­vice

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My fi­ance re­cently de­cided to re­tire this com­ing March. We both will be 65 in Jan­uary, and I have de­cided to con­tinue to work for another year. If he con­tin­ued to work for another year, he would in­crease his So­cial Se­cu­rity ben­e­fits at age 66, and I think that would be smart. He says he can make up the dif­fer­ence in his salary by work­ing part time in re­tire­ment, but see­ing as he can make only $15,000 in ad­di­tion to So­cial Se­cu­rity at 65, he will be los­ing out on $12,000 that would have gone to­ward his So­cial Se­cu­rity to­tals. I am suf­fer­ing from re­sent­ment be­cause he has ig­nored my ad­vice. Am I be­ing un­rea­son­able? ad­dressed to you about sim­i­lar prob­lems. Did it ever oc­cur to “Blamed and Alone” that his wife’s prob­lem could re­late to menopause? I have per­son­ally seen what menopause can do to a woman’s psy­che. My dad’s friend went through a bout of melan­cho­lia and wouldn’t let her hus­band leave the house for work. She sat and cried all day. My mother be­came ex­tremely ir­ri­ta­ble when she en­tered menopause.

Maybe “Blamed and Alone’s” wife would ben­e­fit from a visit to her gy­ne­col­o­gist, in ad­di­tion to a ther­a­pist. When I en­tered menopause, I started to suf­fer anx­i­ety and panic at­tacks, which were very un­like me. My doc­tor pre­scribed a hor­mone, which did the trick. I was a dif­fer­ent person from that day on. Though every drug has side ef­fects, you have to weigh the pros and cons and de­cide what will help you lead your best life. I cer­tainly wouldn’t dis­count the pos­si­bil­ity that drugs could help the wife of the let­ter writer.

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