News Articles on Too Much Togetherness


The 3-Minute Interview - Miriam Goodman

What drove you to write this book?
I saw a lot of my friends retire and seem lost. It was something they should look forward to, and all of a sudden it was a problem.

How do you recommend negotiating the issues that arise when both partners are retired in an empty nest?
Communication. It sounds old and redundant, but if you don't talk about it. the problem is not going to go away.

Do you recommend retirees make concrete plans with a long-term outlook, or just wing it?
Make plans, but they should be flexible so that if an exciting opportunity comes along, you can do it. Plans are important because an empty calendar is scary for many people.

How do you combat retirement depression?
There is always professional help, but when you give up your work, you're not only giving up income, you're giving up a community and you're giving up a structure. You had a purpose, and when you stop working you need to replace those things.
- Lauren Gallagher

San Francisco Examiner - July 17, 2011

Book offers useful tips to enjoyable and profitable retirement
By Stephanie Abney

Deseret News - June 18, 2011

Retirement Tips - Miriam Goodman

Miriam Goodman's latest book is about extreme couplehood. A San Francisco resident and longtime Jewish community activist, Goodman says her book, "Too Much Togetherness: Surviving Retirement As a Couple," is based on the premise that "too many couples are not prepared for life after career and children, and are having problems dealing with all this togetherness." You can hear Goodman talk about the issue with KRON TV's Henry Tenenbaum at

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