Does Your Spouse Share Your Retirement Goals? 6 Tips From a Retired Husband To Ease the Transition All Trending Articles Coronavirus 03/21/202203/24/2022 by Peter Keers Communication is key when planning for retirement... I'll never forget the shocked look on my wife's face when I said, "I'm retiring in two months." I was surprised at her reaction. During the prior year, we frequently discussed (I thought) the idea of my retirement after 40 years of work.