Kerry Hannon of The New York Times explores why some retirees find themselves without a plan as they look for a new sense of purpose.

Some view retirement merely as a change from working to not working but it is so much more. Many retirees struggle with isolation and loneliness as they navigate their new life feeling a loss of identity when they no longer are working. For many, your identity is linked to your work life and plays a bigger role in your identity and connection to people than you realize.

The pressure to feel happy can also become very real as you are thought be living in the “best time of your life”. Many of your relationships change or can disappear when you move away from your working life. The human connection is a factor in the…

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