From The Dragons on FIRE …
Given that we are 4 days apart in age, we had the privilege of going through our life milestones together: we graduated college, interviewed for jobs, and started working during the same time.
But when DGal retired in the summer of 2017, the symmetry of our lives changed. DGuy continued to work because he needs good health insurance as a leukemia survivor.
While the relationship might feel uneven when one spouse retires and the other doesn’t, there are still plenty of advantages to this set up.