In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the necessity and the benefits of time out from caregiving -- whether you're the busy parent of teenagers or a special needs child or of an aging parent, whether you're juggling multiple responsibilities or adjusting to retirement with a 24/7 spouse. Dr. McCoy offers tips for brief respite, even if you feel you don't have the time, in order to replenish your energy to meet all the challenges of your life.
Dr. McCoy gives tips for understanding and dealing with adult children in residence who have yet to launch or who are coming back home after college, divorce or job loss. She offers suggestions for setting limits and ground rules and getting your young adult children successfully launched into the world.
While advice abounds on financial retirement readiness, there isn't nearly as much emphasis as there needs to be on emotional retirement readiness, Dr. McCoy contends. In this episode, she gives five guidelines to prepare emotionally for this major life transition. What do you do when something unforeseen comes between you and your retirement dreams? How do you want to live and who do you want to be after you leave the full-time workforce? When is the best time -- for you -- to call it quits? How do you decide whether to relocate or stay put? Does moving to be closer to the kids and grandkids make sense? How will retirement impact your marriage and your friendships? Dr. McCoy addresses these questions and more in this episode.
In this episode, Dr. McCoy discusses the secrets and special qualities that those in long term love relationships tend to share. In findings based on her clinical experience with a wide variety of couples, Dr. McCoy explores signs that a relationship may not last and the special qualities of those that do last for decades. In learning from long-time loving couples, you can discover ways to help your own relationship endure and to thrive.
As we age, we have so many memories and also some regrets. We may regret some things we did and some things we didn't do, roads not taken. What can you do with regrets? How can you turn these into positives to enhance your current life and relationships?