This books is designed to assist people who are considering retirement to plan for both the transition and the experience. It presents ideas for those who are already retired and not adjusting well in order to make changes that will increase their satisfaction with being retired. The book provides strategies to improve communication as a fundamental technique in any dialogue with family and friends. Six major life patterns are discussed along with changes that can occur with retirement. A variety of assessment tools are presented that give the reader the opportunity to determine what to expect, and how to deal with the changes that can happen as a part of the retirement journey.