For many men, going to work means so much more than just doing a job, and upon retiring many can find it difficult to deal with the loss of the challenge of the work itself, the relationship with colleagues, the respect of professional knowledge and the daily routine.

Did you know that around 60% of men have no plans in regards to what they are going to do in retirement on the day they finish their job. Often men see their job as their identity and it can take three years or more to recover from this identity loss.

Download the test by the psychologist Nancy Schlossberg to check if you are prepared for retirement. Answer yes or no to the statements below to indicate if you feel you ‘matter’ in each area.

Men & Retirement Checklist


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