Dr. Susan Writer has her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been working in the field for over 15 years in the San Diego area. She works full time for Aurora Behavioral Health Care, doing community outreach and clinical education; and part time for HELP seeing individuals, couples and families in her therapy practice. Dr. Writer sees a wide range of individuals, but has specialized training in sexuality and gender and expertise working with Older Adults.
Susan is passionate about making sure that people have vibrant exciting sex lives throughout the entirety of their lives. In this episode we discuss the following:
What do you think people should know BEFORE they retire?
Life is going to change and that it may not be exactly as they had anticipated. Many people look at retirement as an opportunity to just sit back and relax. But the problem is that all too often, the excess of this can lead to isolation, depression and dissatisfaction with life – or even the deterioration of physical (and mental) health. Retirement really needs to be framed as a new chapter of activity in someone’s life. That activity doesn’t have to be “work”, it can be fun and exciting – the key is that it is active and it continues to provide stimulation for growth (mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually). Retirement is about creating an opportunity to explore everything that we have to offer ourselves in life – as opposed for waiting for life to offer things to us.
We have a lot of listeners who are new retirees or maybe feel stuck in their lives at the moment. If you were sitting across the table from a new retiree, what’s the one piece of advice that you would give to have a successful retirement?
Get out, be social, be active, and re-create yourself…and don’t put your sexual self on a shelf to get dusty, or if you have – dust it off and get cracking!
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